We will be holding an information session on the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation on Zoom on Tuesday, 16 and Saturday, 20 August 2022, which will be led by the Institute's Deputy Director of Education, Eimear Ní Chinnéide.
During the session, you will be provided with an in-depth overview of the programme, the scholarships we offer and the employment opportunities available for course graduates. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Translation is suitable for those who work through Irish on a daily basis – teachers and journalists, for example. It is also beneficial for those who are interested in working as a translator, an administrator or a lawyer-linguist within the European Union or a state body in Ireland.
The Diploma, which is at level 9 of the National Framework of Qualifications (www.nfq.ie) and is worth 60 ECTS credits, lasts a total of three semesters / sixteen months. This course is one of the most popular postgraduate Irish courses and 94% of graduates of the course indicated that they would be happy to recommend the program to their friends and colleagues.
Places on the course are very limited and applicants are required to sit an entrance exam to secure a place.
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.