Galway Community College
Further Education

Conversational Irish - MONDAYS

Conversational Irish - MONDAYS



Conversational Irish - MONDAYS

Category: Languages


This course is suitable for individuals wishing to develop conversational skills in spoken Irish or to gain an introductory qualification. Tuition will be conducted in a relaxed setting with emphasis on the oral aspects of the Irish language. The beginners Irish class is geared towards those who have little or no previous knowledge of Irish. The course will focus on the present tense and will include greetings, describing people, places and things, sharing information about yourself, basic sentences and questions. There will be an emphasis on pronunciation and everyday vocabulary. It will include vocabulary on shopping, family, food, drink, colours and numbers.

An Irish Language course covering basic conversational topics including:
Oneself / Personal Information: name, age, nationality, occupation, exchange familiar information, where you live, people you know and things you have /first/family name; age/nationality/ occupation etc
Food/Drink/Shopping: making purchases, order and pay for food/ drink; ask the price, house and home, hobbies and pastimes etc
Breakdown in Communication: ask “do you speak english?”; signal non-understanding; ask for repetition/ speak more slowly etc.
Others / Interpersonal Communication: Use introductory vocabulary, to include greetings, take leave introductions, courtesies, basic personal information, numbers 1-100, time, greet/; say yes/no/please/thank you; make an apology; recognise words on notices/signs etc
• Work and daily routines – news, weather, read simple notices, signs and short pieces of text on familiar subjects, to include social and or work related information,
• Life – Simple directions: time, quantity, date/month; counting; directions etc.
Travel and Accommodation: public transport; departure/arrivals; vending machines; book/pay/enquire about accommodation etc

Tutor: Catherine Denning
Fee: €140
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date: 2024-09-16
Start/End Time: 19:00 - 21:30
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