Irish Language Course for Elected Councillors
Gaelchultúr has developed a five-week course to enable councillors to communicate through Irish with the public and their colleagues. This course is run by an Irish language expert and involves an hour-long class per week.
The aim of the course is to support participants in acquiring relevant Irish language phrases that they can use when delivering speeches or attending community events. They will also be taught useful phrases and vocabulary that will help them include more Irish in their day-to-day correspondence with colleagues and the public and that will help them to fulfil their obligations under the Official Languages (Amendment) Act 2021.
In addition to the live online course, participants will be given 6-months access to a comprehensive and interactive learning resource on Gaelchultúr’s e-learning website, www.ranganna.com. This resource caters to the language requirements of council members and contains useful vocabulary and terminology specific to the work carried out by council members.
If more than ten Councillors from one council are interested in participating in this course, Gaelchultúr would be happy to run the course specifically for the group. To discuss this option please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .