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.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
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 work, arranging meetings and time, using verbs in the conditional tense.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Discuss work
- Arrange meetings (including time).
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable if you have completed Irish Gaelic beginners module 2 or have an equivalent knowledge of the languagr (approximately two terms' worth of study).
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?
Your tutor will let you know if you need to buy a text book.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please ask your tutor or check the website for any relevant workshops or courses.