This course is aimed at primary school teachers who have a reasonably good standard of Irish but who wish to improve their grammar. The course does not aim to give a comprehensive account of Irish grammar, rather it concentrates on some of the core aspects of the grammar and on points that come up regularly in the classroom. The course is bilingual - each sentence in Irish is translated into English.
The main objectives of the course are:
This course was written by Éamonn Ó Dónaill, one of the founders and directors of Gaelchultúr (www.gaelchultur.com). Helen Hegarty edited Accuracy in Irish for Primary School Teachers and wrote some of the exercises as well.
The course does not aim to give a comprehensive account of Irish grammar, rather it concentrates on some of the core aspects of the grammar and on points that come up regularly in the classroom.
There are five modules in the course Cruinneas sa Ghaeilge do Mhúinteoirí Bunscoile and each module contains a mixture of grammatical explanation and exercises. After you have read some grammar rules, you have an opportunity to try some exercises based on those rules.
All the exercises are interactive. Once you have completed an exercise, you can then click on the Seol (Send) button and receive feedback immediately. You’re told which answers were correct and which were incorrect, and you’re given the correct answers and a score.
A forum will be provided for Cruinneas sa Ghaeilge do Mhúinteoirí Bunscoile. Those registered for the course will have an opportunity to contact other learners through the discussion forum. They will be able to send messages, pose and discuss questions, and express ideas.
Immediately! Students study the course independently of a teacher. This means that you can improve your Irish in the office or from the comfort of your home, at your own pace, and at whatever time suits you.
Write it on the forum! You’ll be able to contact other learners through this discussion forum. You can send messages, ask and answer questions, and express ideas there. Members of the Gaelchultúr team keep an eye on the forum, so they’ll be able to answer any tricky questions.