Irish Gaelic beginners: module 1
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: LRG001
Available start dates
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to provide students with a foundation understanding of the Irish language, enabling students to begin communicating in practical situations with an insight into 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: greetings, introducing yourself, talking about the weather.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Greet others
- Introduce yourself
- Talk about the weather
- Pronounce words based on the Irish spelling system.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for complete beginners.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Gaeilge Gan Stró- Beginners (ISBN: 978-0-9563614-4-8).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Irish Gaelic beginners: module 2 in January.
William Brady is a lecturer at St Mary’s University, Twickenham and is from Dublin. In 2019 he received his PhD in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin and has presented his research in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Croatia. He writes and lectures on contemporary literature, war writing, and psychogeography. A passionate Gaeilgeoir, he is on the committee of Conradh na Gaeilge i Londain, which promotes and organises events relating to Irish language and culture in London. He is also a contributor to the Nuacht Mhall podcast, which delivers news and current affairs at a gentle pace for learners of the Irish language.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.