With students from Peru, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary, and even Ireland trying out their first cúpla focal with Conradh na Gaeilge Irish classes last term, you can give your summer a multicultural twist by signing up to their new term of intensive courses this July and August on www.cnag.ie.
Conradh na Gaeilge runs Irish courses in Dublin to cater for all levels of adult learners every summer: Complete Beginners, Bunrang, Meánrang, and higher level Ardrang inclusive. The 3-hour classes will be held at Conradh na Gaeilge's head offices in the city centre at 6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, two evenings a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30 - 9.30pm), from 10 - 26 July and from 7 - 23 August 2012.
Brenda Ní Ghairbhí, Development and Office Executive with Conradh na Gaeilge says: "People from different countries and backgrounds come to learn Irish with Conradh na Gaeilge, for both personal and professional reasons, because they know we offer the best value and highest quality of classes in the capital."
Conradh na Gaeilge is renowned for its Irish-language classes for adults, and for the reasonable prices of its courses, which it has lowered again this year to make Irish as accessible as possible to everyone; a 3-week course now costs only €160, or only €140 if you are a past pupil, a student, an OAP or unemployed. You can register online at www.cnag.ie today, or contact Conradh na Gaeilge directly at
Ní Ghairbhí continues: "In the current economic climate, it is imperative to us that Conradh na Gaeilge customers get the value for money they deserve on our intensive Irish courses this summer. Not only are there fantastic discounts to be had on all courses, but the Conradh's classes are a great opportunity for you to add to the list of skills on your CV, especially considering the continuing upsurge in positions where Irish is needed, in the wake of the Official Languages Act and Irish becoming an official working language in Europe."
Not only do public bodies at home and abroad in the European Union have Irish-language responsibilities, but international private sector businesses such as Microsoft, Samsung, Accenture, and even Facebook are looking to the Irish language to give them a competitive advantage in Ireland, so there has never been a better time to brush up on your Irish, or start learning it from scratch, with Conradh na Gaeilge's Dublin classes.
Conradh na Gaeilge courses also comply with Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) syllabi and students have the opportunity to take exams, run by NUI Maynooth, to gain an internationally-recognised European qualification in Irish based on class material and complemented by Irish-language events run throughout the term.
So whether you're Irish or Italian, whether you're in Dublin by chance or by design, Conradh na Gaeilge Irish courses offer everyone the chance to derive both benefit and enjoyment from the language this summer!
Brenda Ní Ghairbhí,
Office Executive, Conradh na Gaeilge.
01 4757401 / 086 3649776
Máire Ní Dhuiginn,
Receptionist, Conradh na Gaeilge.
01 4757401 /
CONRADH NA GAEILGE IRISH CLASSES WITH A MULTICULTURAL TWIST IN DUBLIN THIS SUMMER!
Irish-language learners from Peru, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary, and Ireland attending Conradh na Gaeilge classes at 6 Harcourt Street. A range of intensive Irish courses are starting two nights a week over three week periods from 10 - 26 July and from 7 - 23 August 2012, and every level only costs €160 or €140 for past pupils, students, OAPs or the unemployed this summer. Registration & more information: www.cnag.ie/courses
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Conradh na Gaeilge is the democratic forum for the Irish-speaking community working to promote the language. There are over 200 branches of Conradh na Gaeilge and since its foundation in 1893, members of the Conradh have been actively promoting Irish in every aspect of life in Ireland and especially its use in their own areas. Conraitheoirí are at the forefront of campaigns to secure and strengthen the rights of the Irish language community. It is also possible to register as an individual member of the Conradh. Conradh na Gaeilge runs Irish courses in Dublin, Galway, Mayo and other places throughout the country as well. www.cnag.ie/courses
Aontas Phobal na Gaeilge (APG) is an alliance of Irish-language organisations working to promote Irish across Ireland and the world through more strategic language-planning. Aontas Phobal na Gaeilge consists of Comhaltas Uladh, Comhluadar, Conradh na Gaeilge, Glór na nGael and Seachtain na Gaeilge, organisations dealing with different aspects of the promotion of Irish in the community that came together to form a working alliance that would ensure a better provision of services and more value for money. www.aontaspg.ie
Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (teg) is an examination system for adult learners of Irish that is linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Council of Europe, 2001). Examinations test the four skills: Speaking, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension and Writing. Examinations are currently available at five levels from Absolute Beginners (A1) to Advanced 1 (C1). A further level, Advanced 2 (C2), is in the process of development. www.teg.ie