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Accuracy in Irish (Advanced) for Primary School Teachers - 2017 / 2018 School year

What kind of course is it?

This course is aimed at those with a good standard of spoken Irish who have a reasonable understanding of the grammar of the language.

Course length:

20 hours

Number of units:

5

Bilingual:

Discussion forum:

Interactive exercises:

Audio content:

Video content:

Downloadable content:

expires 16 June 2018
€49.00

Introduction

Important: Participants in this course will not be entitled to EPV days upon completion of the course.
This course is aimed at primary school teachers who have a reasonably good standard Irish grammar but who wish to focus on the more challenging aspects of 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 are perhaps more complicated.

The course is bilingual - each sentence in Irish is translated into English.

The main objectives of the course are:

  • to improve the participants’ standard of grammar by explaining the more complicated aspects of grammar in a clear, concise manner;
  • to draw the teachers’ attention to the importance of accuracy in Irish and to encourage them to put what they have learnt into practice in the classroom, something that will benefit both them and their pupils;
  • to give teachers an opportunity to exchange practical ideas for the classroom through the discussion forum.

Authors

This course was written by Éamonn Ó Dónaill, Gaelchultúr’s Director of Education and one of the founders of the company. Lisa Madden edited Advanced Course in Accuracy in Irish for Primary School Teachers and wrote some additional exercises as well.


Course Content

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 are perhaps more complicated.

Module 1

  • Part 1: The Noun
  • Part 2: The Vocative Case and the Genitive Case

Module 2

  • Part 1: The Adjective 1
  • Part 2: The Adjective 2

Module 3

  • Part 1: The Cardinal Numbers
  • Part 2: The Personal Numbers / Dates and Ordinal Numbers

Module 4

  • Part 1: The Relative Clause
  • Part 2: The Verbal Noun and the Verbal Adjective

Module 5

  • Part 1: The Copula Is
  • Part 2: The Conditional Mood / Má and Dá

Course guide

Course layout

There are five modules in the course Advanced Course in Accuracy in Irish for Primary School Teachers and each module contains a mixture of grammatical explanation and exercises.

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.


FAQs

When can I begin the course?

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.

What happens if I have a question?

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.


If you have any other questions, email eolas@ranganna.com or call 1890 252 900 or + 353 (0) 1 484 5220.