Gaelchultúr is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering specialised FETAC accredited courses to public sector bodies from October 2012.
There’s plenty of information in this month’s edition of Nuachtlitir Ghaelchultúir about events run by the company itself and by other organisations. So whether you’re looking for a language course or an Irish language social event, you’ll find all the best advice here.
Every autumn, Gaelchultúr’s evening classes offer learners at various levels two hours of respite a week from the darkness and the bad weather! And this year, the classes in Dublin will be held in a new and pleasant environment.
Gaelchultúr’s Irish Language Course for Hibernia Applicants has been a great success since it was first offered in May. Over one hundred people have participated in the two programmes held to date and many people have already registered for the next course.
Gaelchultúr has been running its Intensive Preparatory Course in Written Irish since 2010 and the programme is still in great demand. The course is suitable for people working through the medium of Irish and those looking for a good position in the Irish language sector – not to mention those of you who fret about grammatical accuracy!
Up to forty jobs will be available to Irish speakers in various EU institutions this year and in the years ahead there will be further openings for lawyer-linguists and legal translators with a high level of competency in Irish. King’s Inns is offering two diploma courses that aim to prepare the participants for the entrance exams that will take place in the future when the above-mentioned vacancies are being filled.
By the end of this month, 200 of Gaelchultúr’s “Frása an Lae” (Phrase of the Day) videos will be online, and the main dialects of Irish can all be heard in those segments.
Deal of the Month for September is a discount of 10% on the price of the four books selected by ClubLeabhar.com for the September-December 2012 period, when all four books are purchased together.
Have you ever failed to finish an Irish language book because it contained too many difficult words? Do you sometimes feel like expressing an opinion about book that you’re reading? If the answer to both questions is “yes”, ClubLeabhar.com may be the very thing you’re looking for!
Around 800 primary school teachers from every corner of Ireland undertook the online EPV courses provided by Gaelchultúr in July and August.
Though back to school came earlier than ever for many pupils this year, there was a group of enthusiastic post-primary school teachers who returned even earlier than their pupils in order to polish their Irish language skills ahead of the school year.
The Irish language literature festival IMRAM will begin in Dublin on Thursday, 11 October, and this year’s programme is as varied and interesting as ever.
During the summer, Rannóg an Aistriúcháin (The Translation Section of the Houses of the Oireachtas) published a revised edition of An Caighdeán Oifigiúil (The Official Standard for Irish) and Antain Mac Lochlainn, editor of www.aistear.ie, is less than impressed with the changes made to the previous version.
Congratulations to Lynda Jones, John Breen and Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin, winners of the June newsletter competition.