Fall 2015: 15

Elementary Modern Irish

4 units
TT 3:30-5
Eddie Stack

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. In-class participation and homework will make up 25% of the grade.

Required Text:

Foclóir Póca (pocket dictionary) ISBN-13: 978-0828817080 or Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary ISBN 0-19-860254-5

Prerequisites: none.