Irish Gaelic beginners: module 3
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
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 travel, work, arranging meetings, time, and using verbs in the past tense.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Discuss work
- Arrange meetings (including time)
- • Hold a conversation about health matters, the weather food preferences and more.
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 studied Irish for about 6 months.
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 Level and tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Irish 2 module 1 in September 2022.
Niall is a teacher and PhD student at University College London and originally from Co. Clare. He is an active member of Conradh na Gaeilge i Londain, which promotes and organizes events relating to the Irish language in London. He is also a contributor to the Nuacht Mhall podcast, which provides the news through Irish at a gentler pace for learners of the language. He also speaks French and (some!) Italian, and is currently completing a thesis on the works of James Joyce. His classes focus on Irish as a living, modern, ever-changing language, with a particular emphasis on conversation.
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.