Irish Language 1 (Beginners)
A foundation course for those who are new to learning the Irish language or who have had only a little practice speaking the language.
Our summer 2020 series of online courses ran from May 24th–August 7th. We are extremely grateful to the 400+ people who participated. We hope to offer further courses in the winter—more information will be available here in September.
Take your first steps in learning one of Europe's most fascinating and expressive languages. These classes, based on our Enjoy Irish! multimedia course, will guide you through the basics of the language, offering you structured lessons with a practical emphasis on the spoken language. Participants will be provided with learning materials and audio files from the Enjoy Irish! course in advance of each class. With our small-group format you will have plenty of opportunities to practice what you learn in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
The course is aimed at those who have not studied Irish before or those who may have been learning Irish on their own without many opportunities for face-to-face interaction with native speakers. If you previously attended some lessons but have fallen out of practice you may also find you benefit from revisiting and reinforcing the fundamentals. Note that while some aspects of the course will change from week to week it always begins with the very basics.