Irish Gaelic beginners: module 1
Time: 12:00 - 13:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LRG001
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Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 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.
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: 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?
Please ask your tutor or check the website for any relevant workshops or courses.
Clare O’ Sullivan is an Irish Gaelic teacher who was born and grew up in the southeast of Ireland. She holds a BA in Irish and French and has a PGDE. She has worked in secondary schools in Ireland and Irish Centres in London and has also taught online to private students. Clare is passionate about her native language, as she understands that it depends on the effort of the people to secure its future. She also likes the fact that it is a fun, interesting and unusual language that offers a challenge to learners. What she likes about adult students is their willingness to get stuck in, collaborate with their classmates and work together as a group. It’s always a team effort!
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.