Language Classes

In cooperation with Elms College, the Irish Cultural Center is pleased to offer a range of Irish classes for the 2016/2017 academic year. In addition, this partnership is again successful in bringing to campus our seventh consecutive Irish Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Anna Ní Choirbín. Anna will teach a Novice class for credit for Elms students. In addition, she 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.

Download: Language Classes Registration Form

Irish Language Classes – Spring Semester 2017
All classes are a continuation of the Fall 2016 semester.

First Year Irish: Semester 2 non-credit
This class focuses on all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening in an interactive, enjoyable experience for those with little or no prior study of the language. Cost is $150; ICC Patrons receive a $50 discount. Two class options.
Mondays 6:45 – 8:45 pm: January 23 – May 8, 2017.
Taught by Chip Costello.
Tuesdays 6:45 – 8:45 pm: January 24 – May 9, 2017.
Taught by Kathleen Gilhooly.

Second Year Irish: Semester 2 non-credit
For students who have had one year of prior study, who are not yet ready to enroll in the Intermediate class. Cost is $150; ICC members receive a $50 discount.
Tuesdays 6:45 – 8:45 pm: January 24 – May 9, 2017.
Taught by Chip Costello.

Third Year Irish: Semester 2 non-credit
For students who have had two years of prior study, who are not yet ready to enroll in the Intermediate class. Cost is $150; ICC members receive a $50 discount.
Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: January 21 – May 6, 2017.
Taught by Kathleen Gilhooly.

Intermediate Irish: Advanced: Semester 2
 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. Cost is $175. ICC members receive a $50 discount.
Wednesdays 6:55 – 9:25 pm: January 18 – May 3, 2017.
Taught by Anna Ní Choirbín.

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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"It’s great to be a part of this initiative to promote Irish studies. You should keep up the good work because there are so many lessons to be learned from Irish history, and Irish culture is beloved to so many people."
– Dr. Christine Kinealy
Professor of History and Irish Studies at Quinnipiac University