August 9th to 22nd, 2020

A unique opportunity to learn the Irish language in the Waterford Gaeltacht
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Fulbright Gaeltacht Summer Award Scholarships available. Contact us for further information;
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The Language and Culture of Gaeltacht na nDéise
Gaeilge agus Cultúr na nDéise

Programme Outline
The objective of the course is to provide Irish Language Tuition and Cultural Activities, in an enjoyable and relaxed setting. All language and cultural enthusiasts are welcome at Coláiste na Rinne, however, we recommend that those with no Irish do some initial study before attending the immersion course. We can assist with an introduction to Irish course – so watch this space or email us for further information.  The community ethos at the Coláiste, between staff, visiting teachers and visiting learners ensures a pleasant atmosphere, facilitates optimal learning and an enjoyable cultural holiday.

Why not prepare for this one or two week experience in Gaeltacht na nDéise by joining our ONLINE IRISH CLASSES

The course will include:

  • Classroom instruction in spoken Irish each week day morning 9.30 to 1.00pm
  • Afternoon workshops in traditional Irish Music Appreciataion, Irish Prose and Poetry.
  • Conversation and Fun | Comhrá agus craic
  • Cultural Activities
  • Excursions and guided walks
  • Accommodation, full board inlcuding all meals ( Optional : Participants can also arrange their own accommodation)

The courses are aligned with Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge – TEG, the Common European Framework for Languages, and will be offered at A1, A2, B1 and B2 level.

A1: Introductions, Home place, The House/accommodation, The Family, Hobbies, Feelings and Emotions, The Weather, The Workplace/University; Language Structure, the Verb System, Prepositional Pronouns, Personal Numbers.

A2: Personal details, Travel and Holidays, Home place, Work and Study, Communicating in the restaurant, Describing people, Making arrangements and plans, Shopping, Directions, Requesting a Favour; Prepositional Pronouns, Tenses and Moods, The Copula, Gender of Nouns, Adjectives, The Dative Case

B1 and B2: Introductions; Personal details, The Family, Travel and Holidays, Languages and Nationalities, Hobbies, Festivals, Food, Personalities, Feelings and Sickness, Current Affairs and Social Media; Writing Letters; E-mails; Possessive Adjectives, Numbers, Regular and Irregular Verbs, Gender of Nouns, Simple