Which course levels are available?


Below are the course levels catered for in Number 6, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 and Áras na nGael, Galway:

Beginners 1: A basic course for complete beginners (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level A1)

Beginners 2: A continuation of Beginners 1, or for those who have previously completed a beginners' course in Irish (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level A1)

Bunrang 1: A basic refresher course suitable for people who studied Irish in the past (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level A2)

Bunrang 2: A continuation of Bunrang 1 (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level A2)

Meánrang 1: For people with a reasonably good understanding of Irish but lack confidence in speaking the language (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level B1)

Meánrang 2: A continuation of Meánrang 1 (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level B2)

Ardrang 1: For people with good Irish who wish to improve their pronunciation, grammar, sayings and vocabulary (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level B2/C1)

Ardrang 2: A continuation of Ardrang 1 (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level C1)

Rang Cruinnis: For people with good Irish who want to achieve a higher level of accuracy, particularly in the written language. The course is  suitable for people who use Irish regularly in their work. (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level C2)

The teaching staff at Conradh na Gaeilge use TEG's (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge) framework to structure their courses. Each teacher has the freedom to cover their own material also. This course will help those looking to sit the official TEG exams, however it is entirely up to the individual learner to prepare suitably for those exams. A wide range of topics will be covered in the classes: conversational Irish, Irish grammatical structures, listening exercises, reading and more.

TEG is a system of examination focussed on adult learners of Irish. It is part of the European Common Framework of Languages (European Council, 2001). 4 skills are examined: Spoken Irish, Listening, Reading and Written Irish. The exams are currently available in 5 levels, Foundation Level (A1) to Higher Level (C1). More information here: www.teg.ie




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