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Irish 202: Irish Language and Culture for Adults

Develop your ability to speak and write in the Irish language and learn more about traditional Irish culture and mythology.

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Irish 202: Irish Language and Culture for Adults
  • Duration4 weeks
  • Weekly study4 hours
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Learn how to discuss your education, work, and daily life in the Irish language

Building upon Irish 201, this course is an opportunity to further your Irish language learning and explore Irish culture and tradition more fully.

You’ll learn how to talk about your daily schedule, education and work. You’ll listen to and read Irish text related to these themes and study the relevant aspects of Irish grammar. You’ll also discover Irish mythology through various mediums, including storytelling and song.

By the end of this course, you will have developed your speaking, listening and writing abilities in Irish and have a greater understanding of traditional Irish culture.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Cé thú?/Who are you?

    • Fáilte go Irish 202/Welcome to Irish 202

      Welcome to Irish 201!

    • An Saol Laethúil/Daily Life

      In this activity, we will learn about terms relating to daily life.

    • Cad a dhéanann tú?/What do you do?

      Learners will learn how to ask about and discuss a range of activities they do at different times of the day and on different days of the week.

    • Athbhreithniú/Revision

      In this activity, we will revise our core activities this week.

    • Gaelphobal Bhaile Munna/Ballymun Irish language community

      We will learn about the Irish language speaking community which is vibrant in Baile Munna/Ballymun.

    • Cultúr na hÉireann/Irish culture

      In this activity we will explore aspects of Irish culture, including shopping practices.

    • Céard atá foghlamtha agat?/What have you learned?

      This activity will afford the learners an opportunity to reflect on the work completed this week.

  • Week 2

    Cúrsaí Oideachais/Education

    • Fáilte/Welcome

      Learners will be introduced to the learning objectives for the week, with a video from the Course Director.

    • Cúrsaí Oideachais/Education

      Learners will discuss various aspects of formal education in this activity.

    • Cáilíochtaí/Qualifications

      Learners will learn how to discuss qualifications they have achieved and courses they have completed.

    • Is maith liom an cúrsa/I like the course

      Learners will learn how to compare different subjects and describe the ones their preferences for subjects.

    • Cleachtaimis/Let's practise

      This activity is an opportunity for learners to revise and reflect on their learning to date.

    • Gaelphobal Bhaile Munna/Ballymun Irish-language community

      Learners will be presented with an interview with someone from Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna / Scoil an tSeachtar Laoch in Ballymun.

    • Cultúr na hÉireann/Irish Culture

      Learners will explore aspects of Irish culture, including heritage music and literature.

    • Céard atá foghlamtha agat?/What have you learned?

      This activity is an opportunity for the learner to reflect on work completed this week.

  • Week 3

    Do shlí bheatha/Your profession

    • Fáilte go seachtain a trí/Welcome to week 3

      Learners will learn what to expect in this week of Irish 202.

    • Cúrsaí Oibre/Working life

      We will learn how to discuss professions, past/present jobs and our daily work.

    • Pleananna Oibre/Employment plans

      We will learn how to discuss employment plans and how we feel about jobs.

    • Cleachtaimis/Let's practise

      We will review and practice some important aspects of grammar looked at this week.

    • Gaelphobal Bhaile Munna/Ballymun Irish-language community

      We will learn about CLG Setanta in Ballymun.

    • Cultúr na hÉireann/Irish Culture

      We will explore the history of emigration and work in Ireland, as well as our Writer and Song of the week.

    • Céard atá foghlamtha agat?/What have you learned?

      This activity will afford the learners an opportunity to reflect on the work completed this week.

  • Week 4

    Cursaí Oibre/Work

    • Fáilte go Seachtain 4/Welcome to Week 4

      Introduction to week 4, what to expect, what we will cover, welcome from course directors.

    • Cúrsaí Oibre/Work

      We will review last week's content and carry on by learning to discuss our dream job and job applications.

    • I mbun Agallaimh/Doing an Interview

      Learners will learn how to ask and prepare for a job interview in Irish by exploring phrases and vocabulary around work skills and experience.

    • Cleachtaimis!/Let's Practise!

      Learners will have an opportunity to use the Irish they have learned up to this point.

    • Aithbhreithniú/Revision

      Learners will briefly review the topics covered in Week 1-3 in the course and will be prompted to reflect on what they have found difficult and/or enjoyable so far.

    • Gaelphobal Bhaile Munna/Ballymun Irish-language community

      We explore the meaning of the place-name "Baile Munna".

    • Cultúr na hÉireann/Irish Culture

      Learners will learn about some of the positions and industries where people work through Irish, as well as learning about our Writer and Song of the week!

    • Céard atá foghlamtha agat?/What have you learned?

      An opportunity to reflect on and practice this week's content, as well as a parting message as we reach the end of the course

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe one’s daily schedule in Irish, including house work and daily responsibilities.
  • Discuss one’s education and qualifications.
  • Describe one’s occupation in Irish.
  • Talk about one’s ideal job in Irish.
  • Engage with pieces of spoken and written Irish based on the themes of the course.
  • Compose short written tasks using set phrases relating to specific topics covered in the course.
  • Express orally information and opinions in Irish relating to the themes of the course.
  • Learn different aspects of Irish grammar in context.
  • Engage with elements of Irish culture and mythology through storytelling, music, literature and song.

Who is the course for?

This course is for adult elementary language learners working towards an intermediate level of Irish, and anyone who wants to continue to learn the basics of Irish and the culture associated with it.

Who will you learn with?

Ollamh le Gaeilge in DCU. Eochair do chultúr agus d'oidhreacht na tíre í an Ghaeilge, dar liom.
Professor of Irish in DCU. I believe that Irish is a key to the culture and heritage of Ireland.

Associate Professor and Senior Researcher in Dublin City University. Head of the Ideas Lab in the National Institute for Digital Learning@DCU - @1MNGM

I am an educator, senior project manager & lecture through Irish in Dublin City University. I enjoy helping learners, learn online, speak Irish & discover the rich culture woven through the language.

Who developed the course?

Dublin City University

Dublin City University is a young, dynamic and ambitious Irish university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation.

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