Certificate in Professional Irish
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Course starts 27 September 2017
Course ends 7 March 2018
When Wednesdays, 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Sessions 20
Level Level 4
Location Online - Online
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The course is aimed at public sector employees who deal with the public on a regular basis and are required on occasion to provide a service through Irish. The course seeks to provide participants with the confidence and language skills necessary to communicate through Irish, both in the context of their work and in social situations.

The emphasis in the course will be on spoken language and on developing listening skills, but students will also have some opportunities to read and to write the language.

The communicative approach to teaching will be used in the classroom. A strong emphasis will be placed on group and pair work, giving students the opportunity to practise what they’ve been taught.

In addition to the classroom sessions or the live online sessions, participants will have access to a comprehensive online course on Gaelchultúr’s e-learning website, ranganna.com. They will be able to use this material to revise what they’ve covered in class as well as to prepare for future classes.

Continuous assessment will be a core component of the course and students will be required to undergo an oral examination on completing the programme.

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The Certificate in Professional Irish (Level 4) is intended for those who have studied Irish at school, perhaps a good number of years ago, who understand a great deal of the language but have had few opportunities to use it in recent years. Some basic language is taught at the beginning of the course, but the classes then progress at a faster pace than those at Level 3.

The course is aimed at public sector employees who deal with the public on a regular basis and are required on occasion to provide a service through Irish. It seeks to provide participants with the confidence and language skills necessary to communicate through Irish at a reasonably high level, both in the context of their work and in social situations.

The emphasis in the course is on spoken language and on developing listening skills, but students also have some opportunities to read and to write the language. There is a greater focus on reading and writing than in the Level 3 course.