What is the course about?
The course aims to help students continue to acquire a foundation understanding of the Irish language, and to begin communicating in practical situations with an insight into the Irish culture.
What will we cover?
The course will give students the opportunity to develop their speaking and listening skills. It will cover Irish elementary grammar, spelling system, vocabulary and socio-cultural elements of the language. Topics include: discussing hobbies and free time, ordering food and drinks, past tense of verbs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Discuss hobbies and free time
- Order food and drinks
- Use verbs in the past tense.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for those who have completed Irish Gaelic beginners module 1, or who have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
active students' interaction
emphasis on speaking and listening skills
pair and group work
use of realia, pictures and anthentic material
use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note that students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please, check with your tutor. If any book is recommended, try: Grant and Cutler - www.grantandcutler.com (020 7440 3248).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Irish Gaelic level beginners module 2. Please ask your tutor or check the website for any relevant workshops or courses.