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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.

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.

What topics will you cover?

  • Continue with the series of courses working towards B1 CEFR competency in Irish.

  • Learn how to discuss one’s daily routine, such as house-work and daily responsibilities. Enquire about a person’s schedule.

  • Learn how to describe one’s educational background, such as school/college subjects and courses undertaken with FutureLearn. Discuss one’s qualifications and opinions regarding education.

  • Learn how to talk about one’s occupation in Irish. Discuss one’s employment status, daily work schedule and job details. Enquire about another’s occupation.

  • Learn how to describe and discuss one’s ideal occupation, qualifications required and how to apply for said occupation. Enquire about another’s ideal job.

  • Engage and discover different aspects of Irish grammar specific to the components of the course.

  • Review elements which have been learned over the previous weeks.

  • Course related Irish mythology, poetry, music and song.

When would you like to start?

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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.

I am an associate professor of Information Technology here at Dublin City University. Supporting students to speak, engage and experience Irish in its many forms is a central facet of my role.

I am a teacher of Irish and History and lecture through Irish in Dublin City University. I enjoy helping those who wish to learn how to speak Irish and discover the rich culture woven through it.

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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