Newsletter #17: May 2012

An Irish language course for the impatient!

Would you like to improve your Irish this summer? Are you reluctant to register for a long course, however, in case you won’t be free all the nights or in case the class won't suit you? Gaelchultúr has a solution to your problem: attend our six-week course in May and June!

Our summer term of evening classes will begin the week commencing 21 May in Dublin and in Carlow. Classes will be held one night a week, between 7.00–9.00 p.m., and will be offered at up to six levels, from Beginners, suitable for those who don’t speak any Irish, to Accuracy in Irish, which is aimed at learners wishing to add to their knowledge of grammar. Although the term is quite short, there is plenty of material in the course and this will help participants greatly improve their Irish within a short period of time.

“As a teacher, it gives me great pleasure to see the progress made by learners who attend Gaelchultúr’s courses,” says Lisa Madden, who taught a class at intermediate level this spring. “Lack of confidence is the biggest problem many people have at the beginning of a course, but after a few weeks they usually have enough confidence to speak in front of the whole class. It's interesting to see how talkative even the quietest person in the class has become by the end of the course. The positive, relaxed atmosphere has a big part to play in ensuring that learners feel at ease.”

Those who wish to attend a class this summer but aren't sure which level would suit them best can try Gaelchultúr’s hugely popular Online Irish Test, which is available free of charge on the company's e-learning website, Over 20,000 people have done this test to date.

So, don’t miss out on a chance to improve your Irish this summer - book a place on one of Gaelchultúr’s courses now! For more information or to make a booking, go to, call us on (01) 484 5220 / 1890 252 900 or send an email to

Several learners who attended Gaelchultúr's language course in the spring spoke to us recently about their experience. Click on the play button in the video below to hear what they had to say regarding the classes.