Irish Summer Language Course

DESCRIPTION

Monday 3 – Friday 14 July 2017
Irish Language Course: Transition year / 5th year / 6th year students

Improve your Irish language skills on our Irish Language Course course this Summer. Taught by Irish teacher Clare Grealy, this course is designed to improve oral and written fluency, expression and comprehension in an immersive classroom environment.

Students are encouraged to improve pronunciation, grammar, listening skills and vocabulary, and are given the skills and techniques required to help them prepare for the oral, aural and written language exams.

The course runs over two weeks and classes are three hours in duration.

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SUBJECT

Irish (H)

The aim of this course is to enhance student’s proficiency in oral Irish, which accounts for 40% of the overall mark in the Leaving Certificate and to develop competency in both the language and literature sections of the examination.

Course Content:

• Essay writing covering all sections: essay, scéal, alt agus díospóireacht.

• Comprehension : answering skills and techniques.

• Prós: In-depth analysis of the major prose pieces on the syllabus.

• Filíocht: All areas of the poetry covered with numerous question and answer samples.

• Aural comprehension: with extensive use of Department of Education material.

• All major aspects of grammar covered in detail.

• Oral work, with specific emphasis on the four sections laid down by the Department of Education:

a) Fáiltiú;

b) Filíocht;

c) Sraith Pictiúr;

d) Comhrá Ginearálta.

TIMETABLE

Monday 17 – Friday 28 July 2017

SubjectStart DateEnd DateTime
Irish03 July 201714 July 20179.30am – 1.00pm

FEES

The fee for the Irish Summer Language course is €575.

Please note:

  • Laser/Credit Card payments accepted
  • Credit cards are subject to a handling fee of 1.85% of the course price.  Debit cards are not subject to this fee
  • Sibling discounts apply – please contact our office for further details
  • NO REFUND OF FEES
  • Fees are non-transferable

FAQ

Q: Can I be admitted to class without my card?
A: NO CARD, NO CLASS. It is every student’s personal responsibility to ensure they have their card with them each time they attend classes at the Institute. We have the right to refuse admission to any student who does not comply with this regulation. A day pass costs €10. A replacement card costs €20.

Q: Is there a place I can get lunch?
A: Yes, we have an onsite canteen serving a variety of sandwiches and drinks. Also, locally, there are sandwich bars and shops.

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend.  Can I have a refund?
A: No, there are no refunds.  However, if you return the student’s admission card to us immediately, along with a short letter of explanation, at the discretion of management, a credit note can be put on the student’s file for future use or for use by a sibling.

Q: My son/daughter cannot attended the course.  Can we buy the notes?
A: No. Teaching is a central part of all our courses. The notes are to facilitate recall and revision of the day’s work covered by the teacher.

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from classes that I was absent from?
A: Yes, however you must deal directly with your teacher in relation to this.

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