Gaelchultúr offers a range of courses throughout the year. Click on a course title below to find out more about that course.
The Dioplóma Iarchéime san Aistriúchán programme is aimed at those who already have a good standard of Irish, but who wish to learn translation skills or to enhance the skills they already have. It is also ideal for those who work through Irish on a daily basis – teachers and journalists, for example – who wish to improve their standard of writing in the language.
This course is aimed at those who will be doing the Irish language interview for the Professional Masters in Education (Primary). The course focuses on the main topics of conversation that arise in the interview and participants are given an opportunity to improve their speaking skills and add to their vocabulary.
This course aims to provide participants with information that will enable them to:
• start their interview well – this will put the interviewee at their ease and impress the interviewers;
• use verbs correctly;
• give comprehensive answers, at a high standard, to questions which are frequently posed in the oral exam;
• give grammatically correct answers;
• read written passages accurately;
• make use of the wide range of online facilities now available through Irish.
The course is suitable for those who have studied Irish at school, perhaps a good number of years ago, who understand a great deal of the language, but have had few opportunities to use it in recent years. Although the emphasis is on developing speaking and listening skills, students also have the opportunity to read and write the language. Grammar is taught in context, as it is required.
Participants will also have access to an online course on Gaelchultúr’s e-learning website, ranganna.com, as soon as they register. Click here to try that course for free.
The summer course will commence the week beginning 14 May 2018 and classes will be available in Dublin and other venues throughout Ireland. Participants will attend one class per week, between 7.00 – 9.00 p.m., for ten weeks.
These part-time programmes, the first of their kind, will help public sector employees communicate more effectively through Irish and add to their spoken language skills. The courses will give the employees an opportunity to learn specialised language pertaining to their work and to gain a recognised qualification at the same time.
The intensive course focuses on grammatical accuracy, writing style and translation skills. There’s also an emphasis on the technological resources available in Irish, including those available online. Most of the programme is conducted online but participants also attend classroom sessions in Gaelchultúr’s headquarters in Dublin on four Saturdays during the course. The following are the dates for the classroom-based sessions in summer 2018: