Irish: Beginners 1
Group Online Tuition (8 MAX)
Start Date: Thursday 14 january
After our Irish courses sold out we have decided to offer another slot! Sit down with us and learn the basics of one of the oldest and most unique languages in Europe: Irish.
This 10-session online course will teach standard Irish. Irish is a Celtic language mainly spoken in Ireland, but it shares linguistic links with other Celtic languages and has close links to Scotland and the Isle of Man. Irish boasts the oldest written vernacular in Western Europe.
Due to a variety of wide-ranging factors, Irish suffered a rapid decline in the 19th century and English became the most commonly used language in Ireland. However, modern times have seen a revival led by various people and groups across and beyond the island. Irish is still the main spoken language in the Gaeltacht areas in Ireland, and many people are learning the language across the worldwide Irish diaspora.
Our course aims to provide students with a basic general understanding of standard written Irish, with an emphasis on speaking and listening to the Ulster Dialect of Irish.
The course will be taught by Oisín Goodman, an Irish-speaking tutor living in Ireland. Having attained a First-Class Honours Bachelor’s degree in Irish at Queen’s University in Belfast in 2018, he is currently undertaking a Master’s degree in Modern-Irish at The National University of Ireland, Galway.
He started learning Irish at school and spent his summers in the Donegal Gaeltacht in the North-West of Ireland, in the heart of the region where the Ulster Dialect of Irish is still the first language of the community.
No prior knowledge of Irish is needed to participate and benefit from our course.
The first session will begin on Thursday 14 January 2021, each class lasts from 7 pm to 8 pm. There will be approximately 45 minutes of optional homework each session, completion of which will help you to advance in the language.
All the courses at The Learning Co-op are based on a pay what you can afford model. We break down our prices into 5 bands based on how much you earn each year. The idea is simple: the more wealth you have the more you pay, enabling everyone to access brilliant tuition at an affordable price.
Bígí linn! (be with us!) and seize your chance to learn some Irish with The Learning Co-operative, as together we play our role in spreading the language throughout the world!