What is the course about?
The course aims to provide students with a foundation understanding of the Irish language, enabling students to begin communicating in practical situations with an insight into Irish culture.
What will we cover?
The course will give students the opportunity to develop their speaking and listening skills. It will cover Irish elementary grammar, spelling system, vocabulary and socio-cultural elements of the language. Topics include: greetings, introducing yourself, talking about the weather.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Greet others
- Introduce yourself
- Talk about the weather
- Pronounce words based on the Irish spelling system.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for complete beginners.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
active students' interaction
emphasis on speaking and listening skills
pair and group work
use of realia, pictures and anthentic material
use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note that students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please, check with your tutor. If any book is recommended, try: Grant and Cutler - www.grantandcutler.com (020 7440 3248).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please ask your tutor or check the website for any relevant workshops or courses.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details