Irish Language Classes

In cooperation with Elms College, the Irish Cultural Center is pleased to offer a range of Irish classes for the 2020/2021 academic year. In addition, this partnership is again successful in bringing to campus our eleventh consecutive Irish Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Brigita Gallagher.

Brigita is from Co. Cork. She completed her Undergrad studies in Irish and French, and her Graduate studies in Education, all at University College Cork. She taught at St. Mary’s High School in Midleton, Cork. In addition to her work with the Irish language, she also plays violin and piano. We are looking forward to collaborating with her this year!

*All Irish classes will be taught remotely via Zoom.* Details to be provided. To enroll for all classes, please download the registration form. All classes are non-credit. ICC Patrons receive a $50 discount. Please send in your registration by January 15.

Download: Language Classes Registration Form

Irish Language Classes – Spring Semester 2021
These classes are a continuation from the fall semester. 

First Year Irish: Second Semester
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: February 1 – May 10, 2021.
Taught by Gerald Costello. Cost is $200.

Second Year Irish: Second Semester
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 26 – May 4, 2021.
Taught by Gerald Costello. Cost is $200.

Third Year Irish: Second Semester
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 26 – May 4, 2021.
Taught by Kathleen Gilhooly. Cost is $200.

Fourth Year Irish: Second Semester
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 30 – May 8, 2021.
Taught by Kathleen Gilhooly. Cost is $200.

Intermediate Irish, Advanced: Second Semester
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 27 – May 5, 2021.
Taught by FLTA Brigita Gallagher. Cost is $225.

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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