Irish Language Classes

Conversational Irish Classes at the Club!

Classes currently on hiatus.  Plans to offer Level 1 & Level 1-Extended classes again in Mid-October to December.  We will then review our enrollment numbers and may offer a Level 2 class in 2020.

Each session runs for 6 evenings on Tuesday nights from  7:30 to 9:00 pm.  The cost is $60 per person.  Payment is in cash or email money transfer.

A message from Instructor Barra Scanlon regarding the course

Welcome to this conversational Irish language class. The course is suitable for complete beginners to the language, but if you already have a cúpla focal you should benefit from this too. As it is a conversational class we will cover functions like: introducing yourself, talking about your background, getting to know someone, ordering food and drinks, giving orders, expressing opinions, and more. Don’t worry, grammar will mostly take a backseat in this class, except where you really need to know why something is the way it is.

The class setting will be informal with plenty of chances to ask questions and practise what you’re learning. I will provide some notes but I would encourage you to bring a pen and something to write on if you want to make your own phonetic notes (usually what people do for conversational classes like this one).

I hope to use the odd song in the class too, but it is definitely not a singing class, so don’t be put off, and I won’t expect anyone to sing solo. Simple songs help to familiarize yourself with pronunciation, vocab, and language structure.

Expect some facts and context about the language along the way too – and don’t forget Gaeilge is a living language with a very active and vibrant social scene, not just in Ireland but in plenty of other places abroad.

For more information, please contact Shannon via email at moc.liamgnull@sssirotceridlarutluc