Spring 2018: Celtic Studies 85

Intermediate Modern Irish

4 units
6307 Dwinelle
TuTh 3:30-5
Thomas Walsh

A Continuation of Celtic Studies 15

This course continues from where we left off in Beginning Irish (Celtic Studies 15). Absolute beginners will be accommodated on an ad hoc basis. Our goals are to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write Irish. In class, the course will emphasize Irish language conversation through everyday idioms and phrases as well in the context of films and stories. Students will also read simple poetry and prose. Music, song and video will be used to facilitate the learning process and set the language in a cultural context for students.  After this course students, should they so wish, will be ready to participate in the summer courses available in the Irish speaking areas (the Gaeltachtaí) in Ireland.

Gaeilge gan Stró! Lower Intermediate  Level: A Multimedia Irish Language Course for Adults (English and Irish Edition) by Éamonn Ó Dónaill.   ISBN: 978-0-9563614-1-7.

Progress in Irish: A Graded Course for Beginners and Revision. Máiréad Ní Ghráda. The Educational Company. ISBN 978-0-86167-159-5

Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-19-860254-5

 Prerequisites: Completion of Celtic Studies 15; consent of instructor.