Language Classes

In cooperation with Elms College, the Irish Cultural Center is pleased to offer a range of Irish classes for the 2019/2020 academic year. In addition, this partnership is again successful in bringing to campus our tenth consecutive Irish Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Yvonne de Faoite.

Yvonne de FaoiteYvonne recently completed a master’s degree in Irish immersion education from Mary Immaculate College in Limerick. She earned her primary teaching degree in 2008 from Dublin’s Froebel College of Education and also holds a professional diploma in educational leadership from University College Dublin. In 2012, she spent a year teaching in Perth, Australia. Yvonne will teach the Intermediate: Advanced class this school year.

To enroll for all classes, please download the registration form. Classes take place at Elms College in Chicopee. ICC Patrons receive a $50 discount.

Download: Language Classes Registration Form

Irish Language Classes – Fall Semester 2019

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!
Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 pm: September 9 – December 9, 2019.
Taught by Gerald Costello. 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.
Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm: September 10 – December 10, 2019.
Taught by Gerald 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 6:30 – 8:30 pm: September 10 – December 10, 2019.
Taught by Kathleen Gilhooly. 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 7 – December 7, 2019.
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, to increase their reading, writing and conversation skills.
Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:30 pm: September 4 – December 4, 2019.
Taught by FLTA Yvonne De Faoite. Cost is $175.

Download: Language Classes Registration Form

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, and identify other avenues to reach the community. Please contact Gerald Costello if you would like to be involved.

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