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Official recognition for TEG Exams

July 15, 2011

Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) Level B2 has been given official recognition by the Department of Education.  This qualification now satisfies the Irish language entry requirement for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in education in the Colleges of Education in Ireland.

TEG is an examination and qualifications system for adult learners of Irish which has been offered by the Language Centre at NUI Maynooth since 2005.

This is a wonderful opportunity for those who wish to pursue primary school teaching as a career but who do not meet the necessary language  criteria.  Unlike the Leaving Cert Irish syllabus and exams, TEG syllabuses and exams are designed and delivered with the adult learner in mind, providing a more rounded learning experience.

TEG exams take place once a year, in April and in May in ten centres in Ireland and preparatory courses are run in several education centres throughout the country.  The Language Centre provides teaching materials and supports free of charge to teachers and  learners on our website www.teg.ie or call 01 7086417 for further information.