Irish Gaelic conversation
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LRG301
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course will involve weekly discussions on topics chosen collaboratively by the tutor and the students, and you will have an opportunity to speak freely to improve your fluency in Irish. Learners may be asked to do short presentations from time to time, which will lead to class discussions. Authentic Irish language materials may also be used to spark discussion.
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?
- Topics will be decided by the tutor in conjunction with the learners.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Course objectives will be decided based on the level of the learners.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is intended for learners who have studied Irish for about 3years, or who have an equivalent level. You should be comfortable speaking and listening to Irish, though you may be lacking in vocabulary in certain areas.
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- Lower Intermediate (ISBN: 978-0-9563614-1-7) and an Irish-English dictionary (online or hardcopy).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Irish conversation: module 2.
Niall is a language teacher and activist from County Tyrone. He first studied Irish at secondary school, and went on to study Modern Irish, Old Irish and Irish Folklore at University College Dublin. Since moving to London in 2008 he has worked as an English and Irish teacher, teaching adults from around the world. The cultural context of the Irish language is always a key element in his classes. Niall is also a founder member and current Chair and Education Officer of Conradh na Gaeilge i Londain, the local branch of an organisation which has been at the heart of the Gaelic Revival and Irish cultural movements in general since 1893. With CnaG LDN he is involved in various projects which aim to help the Irish language community in London grow, including the Saturday school for children and parents, the Gaelic Voices Choir and regular meet-ups for all who wish to learn, practise or socialise with Irish.
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.