Fall 2017: Celtic Studies 15

Elementary Modern Irish

4 units
130 Dwinelle
TuTh 3:30-5
Instructor TBD
A beginner’s course: Students will learn about the history of the language and the basics of Irish grammar. Emphasis will be on pronunciation, using different tenses, and the acquisition of basic vocabulary and idioms and students will develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write the language. Simple written stories and conversations in Irish will supplement classroom oral-aural work.

Class activities will include conversation and discussion of homework in Irish. At the end of the course students should be able to carry on a basic conversation in Irish, understand the unique idiom of the language, and read and write basic poetry and prose.

Texts: to be announced

Prerequisites: none.