The Language and Culture of Gaeltacht na nDéise
Gaeilge agus Cultúr na nDéise

Programme Outline | Lúnasa 2022 August

The primary objective of the seven or twelve day programme is to provide Irish Language Tuition and Cultural Activities, in an enjoyable and relaxed setting. The community ethos at the Coláiste, between staff, visiting teachers and visiting learners ensures a pleasant atmosphere, where visitors can learn and or improve their knowledge of the Irish Language whilst enjoying a culturally rich holiday.

The adult summer programme classes are based on the curriculum as set out by Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge – TEG, the Common European Framework for Languages, and will be offered at A1, A2, B1 and B2/C1 level.

All language and cultural enthusiasts are welcome at Coláiste na Rinne, however, we recommend that those with no Irish acquire some basic conversational phrases such as those below prior to arrival. We invite those with no Irish to consider taking one of our live, teachers led, ONLINE courses before the August programme.
Attendees in August are very much encouraged to have at least some basic phrases such as:
How are you | I am well – Conas atá tú ? Tá mé go maith / go breá /
What is your Name | My name is Mary  – Cad is ainm duit ? Máire is ainm dom
Where are you from | I am from –  Carbh as duit? Is as Eirinn mé

TEG Themes addressed in the various levels :
: 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