Irish Language Classes / Ranganna Gaeilge
Winter course descriptions are from Gael Linn, our new educational partner in 2023, who provides world-class instruction in the Irish language tailored to CJAC learners.
About Gael Linn
Founded in 1953, Gael Linn is a national organization based in Ireland whose principal aim is to foster and promote the Irish language and its heritage as a living language and as an expression of identity at policy and at community level. Over the past few years we have seen a huge increase in the number of people wanting to learn and return to the Irish language. So far in 2022 we have facilitated courses for over 900 adult learners between courses online, in Dublin and in the Gaeltacht area Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal.
The main focus of our experienced language instructors is to teach conversational daily useful Irish learned in an enjoyable and informal way. The four courses will all be online courses facilitated over Zoom. All times listed are in the Central time zone.
Past Irish Language Classes
Intro to Irish Language Literature. Deepen your knowledge and comprehension of the Irish language by reading plainly written selections from accessible Irish language short stories.
Irish Soap Opera: Ros na Rύn.The famous Irish language drama or “soap,” Ros na Rύn will provide students a fun opportunity to discuss the daily conundrums of life.
Speaking the Irish language for young learners. Ages 12-18. Young learners will learn to speak Irish in a structured yet immersive listening and speaking style.
TEG Prep. (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge). Learners undertake a structured curriculum to prepare them for the only internationally recognized Irish language proficiency exam for adults.
Irish Language Children's Books. Deepen your knowledge and comprehension of the Irish language by reading plainly written selections from its children’s books.
Irish Language Blessings and Curses. Enjoy the pointed wit of Irish aphorisms, sayings, and maledictions.
Irish language literature and poetry. Deepen your appreciation and comprehension of the Irish language by reading selections from its classic and contemporary literature in prose and poetry.
Foundation Irish A. This is a foundational Irish language class aimed at learners who are interested in learning Irish step by step, beginning with the basics.
The poetry of Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh. Winner of the O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award 2020, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh is a bilingual poet who composes both in Irish and English.