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Put a spring in your step with Gaelchultúr’s Irish language classes for adults

January 30, 2014

Gaelchultúr’s (www.gaelchultur.com) next Irish language course for adults will begin the week commencing 3 February in the company’s centre at 11 Clare Street, Dublin 2, as well as in Carlow town. Classes will be available at up to six levels: beginners, elementary, lower intermediate, upper intermediate, advanced, and accuracy in Irish. So, whether one is out of practice, learning Irish for the first time or seeking to improve writing and grammar skills, Gaelchultúr has a suitable course.

Participants will attend a two-hour class (7–9pm) one night a week for 10 weeks. The course fee is €200. In order to ensure that learners register for the appropriate level, Gaelchultúr will host an event, Blaiseadh den Ghaeilge/A Taste of Irish, on Saturday, 1 February, in its headquarters at 11 Clare Street. This event is free of charge and members of the public can call in on the hour or half hour between 2.00pm and 4.30pm to get more information about the spring course, have their standard of Irish assessed and attend a class to get a taste of the teaching approach used. They will also be able to register for the spring course, should they wish, but there will be no obligation on them to do so. Those unable to attend A Taste of Irish can call into Gaelchultúr between 5pm and 7pm on 28, 29, or 30 January for an assessment. This is free of charge, will only take about twenty minutes and there’s no need to book in advance.

Gaelchultúr has been offering Irish language courses for nearly ten years now and has developed excellent resources during this time. Its classes are learner-centred and participants are given every opportunity to speak the language and to engage with each other and with the teacher. “A lot of the people who come to our courses lack confidence as regards Irish,” says Éamonn Ó Dónaill, Gaelchultúr’s Director of Education, “but they immediately feel relaxed due to the approach to teaching we use in our night classes. We focus on the spoken language and on interactive, communicative activities, and that approach appeals greatly to learners.” For further information about Gaelchultúr’s language classes and other events, please call (01) 484 5220 or write to eolas@gaelchultur.com. You can also visit www.gaelchultur.com and download the brochure for the spring course. Gaelchultúr’s Academic Administrator, Róisín Ní Mhaolchallann, is available for media interviews.

Contact details: (01) 484 5224; roisin@gaelchultur.com

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