Language Classes

In cooperation with Elms College, the Irish Cultural Center is pleased to offer a range of Irish classes for the 2017/2018 academic year. In addition, this partnership is again successful in bringing to campus our eighth consecutive Irish Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Paul Snee, from Sligo.

Paul SneePaul is looking forward to acting as an ambassador for the Irish language, and the opportunity to further his career as an Irish language educator, to share and impart his knowledge of the language and its culture to his students. In addition, he says, “I would take immense pleasure in being able to introduce traditional Irish-style sean-nós singing, Gaelic football, and some of our valuable Irish language literary heritage to my students.“ Paul will teach a Novice class for credit for Elms students. In addition, he will teach the Intermediate: Advanced class.

To enroll for all classes, please download the registration form or call the Registrar’s office at 413-265-2314. ICC Patrons receive a $50 discount.

Download: Language Classes Registration Form

Irish Language Classes – Fall Semester 2017

First Year Irish non-credit
This course is focused on all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Beginner class – no prior study needed!
Tuesdays 6:45 – 8:45 pm: September 5 – December 5, 2017.
Taught by Kathleen Gilhooly. Cost is $150.

Second Year Irish non-credit
For students who have had one year of prior study, and are not yet ready to enroll in the Intermediate class.
Mondays 6:45 – 8:45 pm: September 11 – December 11, 2017.
Taught by Chip Costello. Cost is $150.

Third Year Irish non-credit
For students who have had two years of prior study, and are not yet ready to enroll in the Intermediate class.
Tuesdays 6:45 – 8:45 pm: September 5 – December 5, 2017.
Taught by Chip Costello. Cost is $150.

Fourth Year Irish non-credit
For students who have had three years of prior study, and are not yet ready to enroll in the Intermediate class.
Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: September 2 – December 2, 2017.
Taught by Kathleen Gilhooly. Cost is $150.

Intermediate Irish: Advanced
 non-credit or credit
For advanced students who have had three or more years of prior study, and who wish to increase their ability to read, write, and converse in Irish.
Wednesdays 6:55 – 9:25 pm: August 30 – November 29, 2017.
Taught by Paul Snee. Cost is $175.

Volunteer opportunities
We want to continue to offer high quality Irish Language events and need your help to do so. There are many opportunities to get involved. The ICC Board has a language subcommittee. Its role is to raise funds, develop the annual language day, help select Irish language films for the Film Series, and identify other avenues to reach the community. Please contact Chip Costello if you would like to be involved.

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