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Irish 204: Irish Language and Culture for Adults

Dublin City University via FutureLearn

Overview

Learn everyday Irish using practical examples

Irish is a fascinating and ancient language, intertwined with millennia of history and culture.

On this course, you’ll discover how to speak everyday Irish, learning key phrases for shopping, travel, and study. Developing from Irish 203, you’ll explore the essentials of Irish grammar, learning to engage with elements of Irish culture and mythology through storytelling, music, literature, and song.

Whether you’re planning to visit Ireland, or are part of the Irish diaspora wanting to discover more about your history, this is the perfect place to start moving to intermediate Irish.

The course is aimed at adult elementary language learners wanting to work towards intermediate level Irish, including the Irish diaspora, international Irish language and cultural enthusiasts, indigenous learners of the language who wish to learn more about the language, and anyone who wants to learn the basics of Irish and the culture associated with it.

Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Cúrsaí Siopadóireachta/Shopping
    • Fáilte go Irish 204/Welcome to Irish 204
    • Cúrsaí Siopadóireachta/Shopping
    • Bronntanais/Presents
    • Cad a cheapann tú?/What do you think?
    • Athbhreithniú/Review
    • Saol na Gaeilge in DCU/Irish-language community in DCU
    • Cultúr na hÉireann/Irish Culture
    • Céard atá foghlamtha agat?/What have you learned?
  • Week 2 - Coinní & Socruithe/Meetings & Appointments
    • Fáilte go Seachtain 2/Welcome to Week 2
    • Coinní agus Socruithe/Appointments and Arrangements
    • Ar athló agus Ar ceal/Postponed and Cancelled
    • Saol na Gaeilge in DCU/Irish-language community in DCU
    • Cultúr na hÉireann/Irish Culture
    • Céard atá foghlamtha agat?/What have you learned?
  • Week 3 - Taisteal & Saoire/Travel & Holidays
    • Fáilte go Seachtain 3/Welcome to Week 3
    • Taisteal agus Saoirí/Travel and Vacations
    • Gníomhaíochtaí Saoire/Vacation Activities
    • Cúrsaí Aimsire/Regarding the Weather
    • Cleachtaimis/Let's practise
    • Cultúr na hÉireann/Irish Culture
    • Céard atá foghlamtha agat?/What have you learned?
  • Week 4 - Taisteal/Travelling
    • Fáilte go Seachtain 4/Welcome to Week 4
    • Taisteal agus Saoirí/Travel and Vacations
    • Cúrsaí Taistil/Modes of Travel
    • Ag cur Saoire in áireamh/Booking a Vacation
    • Athbhreithniú/Review
    • Saol na Gaeilge in DCU/Irish-language community in DCU
    • Cultúr na hÉireann/Irish Culture
    • Céard atá foghlamtha agat?/What have you learned?

Taught by

Niamh Chinn Óir

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