Dubliners and Galwegians will have a chance to kick-start their language skills again this autumn with Conradh na Gaeilge’s 10-week Irish courses for adults starting for only €180, with further discounts available to former pupils, students, OAPs and the unemployed. The courses cater for all learner levels and run for two hours from 7.00 – 9.00pm,one night a week. The courses start on the 22nd September in Dublin and from 29th September in Galway.
Brenda Ní Ghairbhí, Conradh na Gaeilge’s Course Coordinator says: “Whether you’re a Leaving Cert student who needs to become a fluent conversationalist by April, or a parent with children in a Gaelscoil looking to practise your cúpla focal to use at home, Conradh na Gaeilge has an Irish course perfect for you this autumn!”
In light of the success of Leaving Cert classes launched in previous years, Conradh na Gaeilge is running a 10-week course for students looking for guidance on how best to prepare for the Irish leaving cert exam. The course is given by an experienced teacher who will help prepare students for the oral exam, worth 40% of the over-all marks for Irish.
For applicants to primary teaching postgrads needing to prepare for the Irish interview that forms part of the application process, Conradh na Gaeilge have a wide range of preparatory day courses to choose from. The Conradh courses give guidance and practice for the interview to applicants by means of group work, role-play and handouts, as well as a mock interview with feedback and pointers on the most common mistakes.
As Ní Ghairbhí explains: “Fluency in Irish can give prospective employees an extra edge when applying for positions, and the specific preparatory courses Conradh na Gaeilge offers for the primary teaching interview are hugely beneficial for building confidence in speaking Irish, as well as adding to your store of vocabulary.”
Conradh na Gaeilge evening courses for adults also comply with Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge syllabi, which means students have the opportunity to take exams, run by NUI Maynooth, to gain an internationally-recognised European qualification in Irish based on class material and complimented by Irish-language events.
A range of Sean Nós Dancing classes are also being offered by Conradh na Gaeilge in Galway this Autumn. Beginners, Improvers and Intermediate classes are all on offer for just 90 euros for 10 weeks. The classes are held once a week for one hour.
You can register for any Conradh na Gaeilge course online at www.cnag.ie or by contacting Máire Ní Dhuiginn at firstname.lastname@example.org / +353 (0)1 4757401 for more information and to book your place. Additional Irish classes are also available through Conradh na Gaeilge in Ennis, Galway, Limerick, Mayo and across the country.