The range and choice of Irish courses offered by Conradh na Gaeilge in Dublin city continues to expand, and another complete 10-week term of evening classes will start anew in Uimhir 6, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 from 23 – 24 April 2013 for those looking to boost their skills in the language this year.
Brenda Ní Ghairbhí, Conradh na Gaeilge Course Coordinator says: “Because Conradh na Gaeilge evening classes comply with Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge syllabi, students of our courses can take advantage of the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognised qualification in Irish by applying for the TEG exams run by the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, should they wish to add to their CV and job prospects for example. For students who are looking to improve their Irish for personal reasons – whether they have children in the local Gaelscoil or are simply looking to better understand Irish culture – Conradh na Gaeilge’s small class sizes and interactive lessons cater for all learner levels, and offer students a chance to socialise and practise their Irish in Club Chonradh na Gaeilge during the class break each week.”
Conradh na Gaeilge and its travelling timirí teachers are renowned for teaching Irish to adult learners since the organisation’s foundation in 1893, and they’re still offering excellent value on Irish courses 120 years later. A 10-week course costs €180 for 20 hours of tuition, while the discount rate of only €160 is available to OAPs, former pupils, students, the unemployed or to those who recommend a friend to do a Conradh na Gaeilge course this term.
The courses consist of 2-hour classes one night a week in Conradh na Gaeilge, and there are a total of eight class levels to choose from on either Tuesday or Wednesday nights. In addition to its adult evening courses, Conradh na Gaeilge is also running an intensive day course to prepare primary education candidates for their Irish interview as part of the application process.
Ní Ghairbhí explains: “This Conradh na Gaeilge day course offers great value to all participants; it only costs €100 and includes a mock interview with personal feedback, handouts, pointers on the most common mistakes and an emphasis on relevant topics, useful terms, pronunciation and interview skills. Participants will receive guidance and a chance to practice and improve their spoken Irish by means of group work and role-play, all under the capable direction of a qualified Conradh na Gaeilge teacher.”
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.