Program Details

The opportunity to learn Irish in its natural environment is offered by this course. A range of Irish-language courses are offered at beginners, elementary, intermediate and advanced levels each summer.
Location:
Galway, Ireland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

The opportunity to learn Irish in its natural environment is offered by this course. A range of Irish-language courses are offered at beginners, elementary, intermediate and advanced levels each summer. These courses are based at the University’s Irish Language Centre (Áras Mháirtín Uí Chadhain), An Cheathrú Rua in the heart of Connemara. Quite apart from being a region of great beauty, Connemara is a major Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking district) and has a rich folk tradition. The village of An Cheathrú Rua provides an ideal location for learning Irish.

COURSE CONTENT

SS102 Beginners’ Course (A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

SS103 Elementary Course (A2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

SS104 Intermediate Course (B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

SS105 Ardchúrsa (B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

COURSE DELIVERY  Each course will include: Intensive instruction in spoken Irish each day; evening classes in traditional Irish singing and dancing; Introductory lectures on relevant topics, including Irish history, literature, folklore and society

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES  Excursions and visits are arranged to several Irish-speaking locations to experience language and culture in their natural environment. Towns and villages that are visited include Ros a’ Mhíl, Ros Muc and An Spidéal, with its local specialised crafts. The course will include receptions and evenings of traditional Irish entertainment for students.

PROGRAMME Dates: July 10 - August 7, 2020

*ACCOMMODATION:

€990 – full board, sharing; €1,410 – full board, single room

*Accommodation is provided with Irish-speaking families. Students who have some knowledge of Irish may request to stay in accommodation with students of similar ability (applicants wishing to avail of this facility should complete a special form after enrolment). All participants are required to stay in approved accommodation.

Setting Description:
Rural Ireland
Cost:
1,550.00 EUR. Tuition and Fees 1,550 euro. Accommodation costs extra : €990 full board sharing or €1,410 full board, single.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Courses on offer are at beginners, intermediate and advanced level. Students are registered for the course best suited to their standard in the language.
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Fulbright Commission offers Gaeltacht Scholarship Awards to US citizens. Ireland Canada University Foundation offers scholarships to Canadian citizens. The Irish Embassy in Hungary offers a scholarship to Hungaria citizens.

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