Irish Gaelic beginners: module 3
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.
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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)
- Use verbs in the conditional tense.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable if you have completed LRG12 Irish Gaelic beginners module 2 or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
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?
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?
Please ask your tutor or check the website for any relevant workshops or courses.
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.