Do you have a strong command of the language, but still get confused when it comes to grammar and written Irish? If so, then our Intensive Preparatory Course in Written Irish is just the course for you! This intensive course focuses primarily on grammar, style and translation. There is also an emphasis on the technological resources available in Irish.
Here are the dates for Group 1 of the spring course:Friday, 21 January & Saturday, 22 January Friday, 18 February & Saturday, 19 February Friday, 18 March & Saturday, 19 March Friday, 8 April & Saturday, 9 April
Here are the dates for Group 2 of the spring course:Friday, 28 January & Saturday, 29 January Friday, 25 February & Saturday, 26 February Friday, 25 March & Saturday, 26 March Friday, 15 April & Saturday, 16 April
Who is this course for?This course consists of independent study and live online classes. Continuous assessment is an integral part of the course. Students benefit from comprehensive, constructive feedback on all work submitted. This feedback is essential to ensure students acquire accuracy in their written Irish. Participants will be given access to a supporting e-learning course on ranganna.com, where they will have an opportunity to undertake interactive lessons and receive instant feedback. Students can review and reinforce what they have learned in their online classes through videos available on the site. This is a part-time programme delivered by expert tutors. It is suitable for anyone who scores a minimum of 80% in Gaelchultúr’s online assessment. Register today to enhance your accuracy in Irish with a third level college!
Our teaching approach
Gaelchultúr has developed comprehensive syllabuses and every class at every level follows these syllabuses.
The communicative approach to language teaching is used by Gaelchultúr’s teachers, giving learners the opportunity to play an active part in each class.
A strong emphasis is placed on group and pair work and learners therefore have a chance to practise what they’ve been taught. The main focus is on speaking and listening in all classes (with the exception of Cruinneas sa Ghaeilge), but reading and writing activities also feature.Learn more about us
Terms and Conditions
- Course fees may be refunded in full to a learner up to five working days prior to the commencement of the course. The refund must by requested by contacting Gaelchultúr’s staff by email or by phone. (Our contact details can be found here.)
- If, following the first class, the student decides that he/she would like to discontinue the course, 60% of the total fee will be refunded to him/her. Thereafter, no refund will be made to the student.
- Gaelchultúr Teoranta has the right to cancel a class or to amalgamate classes.
- If it is necessary to cancel a class, every effort will be made to place the participants in another class or to register them for an online course. A full refund will be made to the customer if these options do not suit him/her.
- A student may defer his/her registration only once. If he/she wishes to defer registration, he/she must notify Gaelchultúr’s staff of this by week three of the course. No refund will be made to the student if he/she does not accept a place on the next course he/she is due to attend.
- Gaelchultúr will accept no responsibility in the event that a student registers at the wrong level. We advise our students to do our online Irish test or to seek our advice to ensure that they are undertaking the correct level.
- If a student wants to move to another level, we cannot guarantee that a space will be available for him/her at that level. Should a space be available, Gaelchultúr will charge a €10 administration fee for making the change. A change may only be made to another level following the first class.
- Course fees must be paid in full prior to commencement of the course. Attendance on a course is subject to full payment of fees.