Conradh na Gaeilge Prepares Savvy Student Teachers for Irish Oral Interview

Conradh na Gaeilge are running a preparation day for people applying to the primary school teaching postgraduate course in the heart of the city centre at No. 6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 on Sunday, 21 November 2010, between 10.00am - 5.00pm for only €100 per person.

Brenda Ní Ghairbhí, Development and Office Executive with Conradh na Gaeilge says: "We are charging €100 per person for this comprehensive course, aimed at future student teachers going for the primary teaching postgrad interview, and I don't believe there is another preparation course of the same high standard as Conradh na Gaeilge's course being offered in the capital at such a reasonable price."

"We want to ensure that people attending Conradh na Gaeilge's course are getting value for money. There will be an individual mock-interview and personal feedback included, and the course with Conradh na Gaeilge will ensure every applicant is ready to properly approach the preparation and study needed to undertake the teaching interview effectively and efficiently."

The Conradh's day course will focus both on studying and practising for the Irish interview which must be passed to secure a place in the educational institutions, giving practical tips on how to go about the interview as well as going through appropriate topics of conversation, pronunciation and school terminology.

You can book your place now at or you can call Conradh na Gaeilge on +353 (0)1 4757401 but be quick: this is the third preparation course for applicants for the primary teaching postgraduate course that Conradh na Gaeilge has organised in Dublin this autumn, in addition to one in Galway, and there was high demand for all the courses run to date.

Jacqueline Uí Mhúirí, who teaches the Conradh na Gaeilge courses notes: "The course with the Conradh gives people a chance to practise their Irish, and to have a go at doing a mock-interview, so they can brush up on their language skills in time for the Irish interview with the educational institutions, such as the ones Hibernia College, St. Patrick's College, Marino and Froebel are expected to hold this year."

Conradh na Gaeilge is renowned for its Irish-language courses for adults since the founding of the organisation over 100 years ago, and the Conradh's long-standing tradition in teaching will greatly benefit all who attend the preparation course on 21 November 2010.

Discussions on the most common mistakes made in the Irish interview for the primary teaching postgraduate course, as well as role-playing exercises, information sheets, group work, working in pairs, and mock-interviews with feedback, will all be included in Conradh na Gaeilge's day course. Participants are asked to prepare material on the following themes to ensure they get the most out of the Conradh's day course: myself, where I live, work experience, why I want to do the course.


Brenda Ní Ghairbhí,
Office Executive, Conradh na Gaeilge.
01 4757401 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 086 3649776

Jacqueline Uí Mhuirí,
Tutor, Conradh na Gaeilge.
086 0883503 / 091 567824

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