Conradh na Gaeilge's courses are compatible with the European Certificate in Irish (TEG) syllabi from National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM). While Conradh na Gaeilge does not run any official TEG examinations as part of its courses, any student interested in completing the certificate can contact NUIM directly at the number below.
TEG is an exam system for adult learners of Irish from the basic level (A1/A2) to the intermediate level (B1/B2) to the higher level (C1/C2). This testing system was developed in the Languages Unit of NUIM in order to provide an examination system for adult Irish learners in Ireland and abroad who would like to plan their study and see the results of their learning on a personal and professional basis.
TEG exams are currently being offered at 5 levels - A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1 in various centres around the country (Maynooth, Gaoth Dobhair, Letterkenny, Castlebar, An Spidéal, Limerick, Cork, Kilkenny, Kilarney, and Belfast) and in five centres abroad - New York, Paris, Prague, Ottawa, and Sydney. This system helps learners to structure their study and receive recognition for the progress they have made. Also, it gives proof to employers of language ability when selecting job candidates.
The Language Unit is continuously working to provide teaching material for tutors/organisations who wish to steer their learners in the direction of TEG. Teaching materials are available at levels A1, A2, B1, and B2 and can be accessed on-line. Syllabi and directions have been set out for the other levels and work is currently underway on the teaching material.
Further information (sample exam papers, syllabi, teaching material and more) can be accessed at www.teg.ie or by contacting:
Aisling Ní Bheacháin,
Ionad na dTeangacha, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Má Nuad.
Phone: 01 708 6417