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Irish 108: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture

Build on your existing knowledge of the Irish language and culture; cover topics like giving directions and making arrangements.

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Irish 108: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture

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  • Introductory level

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Improve your ability in speaking and reading in Irish

Building upon Irish 107, this course is an opportunity to continue developing your understanding of Irish language and culture. You will use what you’ve learnt from previous courses and explore topics in greater depth.

You will learn how to ask for a favour as well as ask and answer questions about directions. You will practise how to make arrangements with others and accept or decline invitations. You will also learn to understand grammar in relation to these topics.

By the end of the course, you will have gained a greater insight into the link between the Irish language and culture today.

What topics will you cover?

  • Continuation of the Irish language A2 learning level
  • Give directions, describe the location and the movement required to reach a destination
  • Give and look for information regarding different locations
  • Ask permission of a person or for a favour
  • Constructing sentences and learning grammar in context
  • Make arrangements to meet a friend or colleague
  • Give an invitation and learn how to also refuse it
  • Revison of elements of word order and sentence construction covered in previous courses
  • 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
  • Develop skills in sentence construction and broaden your understanding of grammar
  • Discuss and give information about specific locations, directions and movements
  • Explore Irish mythology, poetry, music and song
  • Describe and make arrangements to meet others
  • Engage in conversation with regard to asking a person for a favour or giving permission
  • Reflect on elements of grammar and sentence construction covered during the course
  • Apply knowledge regarding the topics covered in practical tasks

Who is the course for?

This course is for learners all over the world, including the Irish diaspora and non-natives with an enthusiasm for Irish culture. It would be valuable to indigenous learners who wish to recap their language skills or learn from scratch.

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 a designer and doctoral candidate working to better understand the motivations and self-concepts of those learning Irish. I enjoy helping learners explore both these themes and our language.

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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