Beat the Budget this Christmas and help your friends up their Irish skills in 2012 with Conradh na Gaeilge vouchers worth €20, €50 or €160 - the total cost of a 10-week Irish course if booked by the end of December!
Conradh na Gaeilge are renowned for teaching Irish to adult learners for over a century, and their new 10-week term of evening classes will start in 6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, on Tuesday night, 24 January 2012, from 7.00 - 9.00pm. The courses consist of 2-hour classes one night a week in Conradh na Gaeilge and there are a total of nine class levels to choose from on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights.
Conradh na Gaeilge are offering the best price in the capital on Irish courses for next year, with a 10-week course only costing €180 for 20 hours of tuition or better yet, only €160 if you book a place on a course before Christmas. OAPs, former pupils, students and the unemployed can also continue to avail of the reduced discount rate of €160 in the New Year.
Brenda Ní Ghairbhí, Office Executive with Conradh na Gaeilge says: "From Leaving Cert students wanting to up their confidence speaking Irish by April, or parents with children in a Gaelscoil looking to practise their cúpla focal to use at home, there are countless people who decide to improve their language skills every January and as such, there really isn't a better present for them than a voucher for Conradh na Gaeilge's Irish courses, something which will actively help them to make good their New Year's resolutions this Spring!"
Conradh na Gaeilge evening classes comply with Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge syllabi and the courses cater for all learner levels, though there is also a wide choice of other courses on offer in 6 Harcourt Street throughout the term. Another 10-week course preparing 5th or 6th Year Leaving Cert students for the Irish oral exam will commence Monday afternoon, 16 January 2012, from 5.00 - 7.00pm, and intensive day courses will start early in 2012 for applicants doing the Irish interview as part of the primary school teaching postgrad application.
Costing only €170 and €100 respectively, these courses with Conradh na Gaeilge give participants guidance and a chance to practice and improve their spoken Irish by means of group work and role-play, in addition to handouts, a mock interview with personal feedback and pointers on the most common mistakes, with an emphasis on relevant topics, useful terms, pronunciation and interview skills all included.
Brenda Ní Ghairbhí,
Office Executive, Conradh na Gaeilge.
01 4757401 / 086 3649776
Máire Ní Dhuiginn,
Receptionist, Conradh na Gaeilge.
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, Tipperary 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.
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