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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

4,457 enrolled on this course

  • 4 weeks

  • 4 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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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!

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to the Irish language
  • Introducing and describing people
  • Conversing about clothes and shopping
  • Discussing and making plans for holidays
  • Talking about the weather
  • Constructing sentences and learning grammar in context
  • Course related Irish mythology, poetry, music and song

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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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