Irish Language Classes

In cooperation with Elms College, the Irish Cultural Center is pleased to offer a range of Irish classes for the 2021/2022 academic year. In addition, this partnership is again successful in bringing to campus our twelfth consecutive Irish Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Réaltín Mc Elhinney.

Réaltín Nic Giolla Chainnigh (Mc Elhinney), from Inis Eoghan, Donegal. Réaltín attended the University of Ulster. In addition to her love of the Irish language, she has a keen interest in Gaelic football. She is an accomplished athlete who has played on her local club, school, and university teams. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge of the Irish language and Gaelic football with the ICC community.

*All Irish classes will be taught remotely via Zoom.* Details to be provided once enrolled. To enroll for classes, please download the registration form. All classes are non-credit. ICC Patrons receive a $50 discount. Please send in your registration by January 7.

Download: Language Classes Registration Form

Irish Language Classes – Spring Semester 2022  

First Year Irish: Semester 2
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: January 24 – May 2, 2022.
Taught by Gerald Costello. Cost is $200.
This is a continuation from the fall semester.

Second Year Irish: Semester 2
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: January 25 – May 3, 2022.
Taught by Gerald Costello. Cost is $200.
This is a continuation from the fall semester.

Third Year Irish: Semester 2
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: January 25 – May 3, 2022.
Taught by Kathleen Gilhooly. Cost is $200.
This is a continuation from the fall semester.

Fourth Year Irish: Semester 2
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: January 22 – April 30, 2022.
Taught by Kathleen Gilhooly. Cost is $200.
This is a continuation from the fall semester.

Intermediate Irish, Advanced: Semester 2
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: January 19 – April 27, 2022.
Taught by FLTA Réaltín McElhinney. Cost is $225.
This is a continuation from the fall semester.

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.

Event Calendar
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