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Irish 107: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture

Continue on your Irish language journey and explore conversational themes and gain new insights into Irish culture and language.

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Irish 107: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture
  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    4 hours

Immerse yourself in the Irish language and its culture.

Building upon previous courses, Irish 107 will help you take the next steps in learning the Irish language. You will broaden your ability to converse in the language by learning how to describe people by personality and appearance and converse about shopping for clothes.

By the end of the course, you will have learned how to engage in practical conversational topics and you will learn about the genitive case and future tenses. And of course, you’ll have an even deeper appreciation for the Irish language - and its important place in modern Irish life!

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Corp agus Pearsantacht/Body and Personality

    • Fáilte/Welcome

      Welcome to Irish 107!

    • An Corp/The Body

      In this activity, we will return to describing the body, ourselves and others.

    • Pearsantacht agus Foghlaim/Personality and Learning

      In this section, we will explore how to describe personality, and the links between personality and learning.

    • Pointe Gramadaí/Grammar Point

      Let's talk about grammar.

    • Spotsolas ar an nGaeltacht/Spotlight on the Gaeltacht

      We will learn about Gaeltacht Chorca Dhuibhne, in Co. Ciarraí/Co. Kerry.

    • Fadó in Éirinn/Long ago in Ireland

      Here we will learn more about Irish culture, folklore and mythology long ago.

    • Súil siar ar an tSeachtain/Review of the Week

      Reflecting on what we have learned this week.

  • Week 2

    Éadaí agus Siopadóireacht/Clothes and Shopping

    • Fáilte/Welcome

      Fáilte to week 2 of Irish 107.

    • Plé agus Tacaíocht/Discussion and Support

      Sometimes we all need a little help....

    • Dathanna agus Patrúin/Colours and Patterns

      Let us learn about colours and patterns.

    • Éadaí/Clothes

      Let's talk about clothes and clothing.

    • Céimeanna Comparáide/Comparisons

      We will learn how to talk about comparing different clothes.

    • Spotsolas ar an nGaeltacht/Spotlight on the Gaeltacht

      We will visit Dún Chaoin, in Co. Ciarraí.

    • Fadó, fadó in Éirinn/In Ireland long, long ago....

      Séamus will have another tale for us...

    • Súil siar ar an tSeachtain/Review of the Week

      Let's review what we have learned this week...

  • Week 3

    Taisteal agus Tíortha/Travel and Countries

    • Fáilte chuig Seachtain 3 / Welcome to Week 3

      Welcome to Week 3

    • Laethanta Saoire/Holidays

      In this activity we will learn how to describe our future holidays.

    • Ag pleanáil laethanta saoire/Planning the holidays

      In this activity, we will delve deeper into the aspects involved in planning a holiday.

    • Nótaí Gramadaí/Grammar Notes

      Let's revise some grammar!

    • An Ghaeltacht - Spotsholas

      Let's go on a visit to another Gaeltacht area!

    • Fádó in Éirinn/Long ago in Ireland

      In this activity we will take a look at festivals in Ireland.

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

      Let's reflect on what we have learned this week.

  • Week 4

    Athbhreithniú/Revision

    • Fáilte chuig Seachtain 4 /Welcome to Week 4

      Fáilte chuig Seachtain 4!/Welcome to Week 4!

    • Ag déanamh cur síos ar dhaoine/Describing people

      In this activity we will revise how to describe people.

    • Éadaí agus Siopadóireacht/Clothes and Shopping

      In this activity we will revise how to talk about clothes and shopping.

    • Laethanta Saoire/Holidays

      Let's revisit the theme of holidays and travel!

    • An Ghaeltacht - Spotsholas

      Let's visit another Gaeltacht region in Co. Ciarraí/Co. Kerry.

    • Fádó in Éirinn/Long ago in Ireland

      Let's learn about Christmas in Ireland long ago.

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

      In this activity we will reflect on what we have learned in Irish 107.

When would you like to start?

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Engage with the Irish language through culture
  • Describe different parts of the body
  • Discuss a persons personality, demeanour and physical attributes
  • Develop skills in sentence construction and broaden your understanding of grammar
  • Explore Irish mythology, poetry, music and song
  • Discuss topics asking where a person is going on holiday and what they did there
  • Identify and engage with vocabulary related to the weather
  • Explain and discuss aspects regarding the themes of shopping and clothes using phrases and new vocabulary

Who is the course for?

This course would suit learners from all over the world, including the Irish diaspora and non-natives with an enthusiasm for Irish culture. It would also be of value to indigenous learners who wish to recap their language skills, or to those who have completed a complete beginners course and wish to move on to the next level.

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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