Irish Language Courses

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SCG/OCG Online Gaeltacht Courses

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SCG Online Grinds Course

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Online Mature Student Grinds Course

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Online Preparation Courses for T.E.G. B1 & B2

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Online T.E.G. Oral Exam Preparation Courses

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B.Ed. / P.M.E. Student Teacher Courses (Primary School)

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Prospective Applicant Teachers (Primary & Secondary)

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Hibernia Interview Preparation Course

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Online Adult Course - Beginner Level

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Online Adult Course - Intermediate Level

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Adult Learner Courses based on T.E.G. Irish Language Syllabus

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Student Teachers Second Level (Secondary School)

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E.P.V. Primary Teacher Courses

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Third Level Students studying Irish for their Degree

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Online Classes

Coláiste Naomh Éanna is now running the following online courses:

  • TEG exams preparation courses all levels
  • PME TEG oral exam preparation
  • Adults all levels
  • Interview preparations for prospective primary teachers, primary teaching jobs and primary teacher principal jobs.
  • Mature and Adult leaving cert
  • Third Level Students studying Irish for their degree.

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SCG/OCG Online Gaeltacht Courses 2021
Online Gaeltacht Course for the SCG / OCG exam and Teachers who have completed the SCG/OCG

Dátaí an Chúrsa:

  • 25/10/2021 – 30/10/2021
  • 21/02/2022 – 26/02/2022
  • 11/04/2022 – 16/04/2022
  • 18/04/2022 – 23/04/2022
  • 27/06/2022 – 02/07/2022
  • 04/07/2022 – 09/07/2022
  • 11/07/2022 – 16/04/2022
  • 18/07/2022 – 23/07/2022
  • 01/08/2022 – 06/08/2022
  • 08/08/2022 – 13/08/2022
  • 15/08/2022 – 20/08/2022
  • 22/08/2022 – 27/08/2022

Course Content:

  • Oral: 
    • Practice for oral exam (SCG and OCG)
    • Pictures: ( OCG)
  • Translation:
    •  18 topics for both SCG and OCG
    • School conversations (OCG)
  • Grammar:
    • All parts of grammar for both SCG and OCG will be covered.
  • Comprehension:
    • Past papers SCG and OCG will be covered.
  • Litir/Letter (OCG)
    • Samples for each four different types of letters on syllabus will be given.
  • Aiste/Essay SCG:
    • Sample essays will be given
  • Múineadh na Gaeilge Written Question (SCG)
    • Sample answers given for this part.
  • Prós agus Filíocht (SCG)
    • Sample answers given

Teachers taking part in the Online Gaeltacht Course will have access to a dropbox with the following learning material:

  1. Sample questions and answers plus recording for the oral exam. (SCG and OCG)
  2. Sample questions and answer plus recording for pictures (OCG)
  3. Aistriúchán / Translation (SCG) Answers to all past papers .
  4. Aistriúchán (Comhráite scoile agus Abairtí Aonair) (OCG) Answers to all past papers.
  5. Gramadach: Answers to all past papers SCG and OCG. (Everything explained in English).
  6. Léamhthuiscint/Comprehension SCG and OCG (Answers to all past papers with everything explained in English).
  7. Aiste/Essay: Sample essays (SCG)
  8. Litir/Letter : Samples of all past paper letters. (OCG) (Samples for all classes)
  9. Tionscadal/ Project (SCG) : Samples  projects plus advice and correction of project.
  10. Teachers participating in the course may call, text or email any time with questions.

Course for Teachers who have already completed the SCG/OCG exam:

  • Sample questions and answers plus recording for the oral exam. (SCG and OCG)
  • Sample questions and answer plus recording for pictures (OCG)
  • Aistriúchán / Translation (SCG) Answers to all past papers .
  • Aistriúchán (Comhráite scoile agus Abairtí Aonair) (OCG) Answers to all past papers.
  • Gramadach: Answers to all past papers SCG and OCG. (Everything explained in English).
  • Léamhthuiscint/Comprehension SCG and OCG (Answers to all past papers with everything explained in English).
  • Aiste/Essay: Sample essays (SCG)
  • Litir/Letter : Samples of all past paper letters. (OCG) (Samples for all classes)
  • Tionscadal/ Project (SCG) : Samples  projects plus advice and correction of project.
  • Teachers participating in the course may call, text or email any time with questions.

Course for Teachers who have already completed the SCG/OCG exam:

  • Breis Foghlama/Extra
  • Gaeilge Scoile
  • Comhráite leis na páistí
  • Comhráite leis an bpríomhoide
  • An Ghaeilge Neamhfhoirmiúl.
  • Foghlaim na dara teanga ag páistí bunscoile.
  • Forbairt Teanga sa Seomra Ranga
  • Timpeallacht Foghlama Teanga
  • Téamaí Churaclam Teanga na bunscoile
  • Traschur Scileanna

Fillteán  Foghlama a chur le cheile (Teaching Folder)
Teachers will put together a Teaching folder with:

  • Rainn
  • Dánta
  • Scéalta
  • Mhráin
  • Drámaí
  • Cluichí
  • Seó sleamhnáin/Photostories
  • F,C,Á,T. (CL.I.L.)
  • Cuirfear béim ar conas Ealaín, Ceol, Corpoideachais  mhúineadh trí Ghaeilge.
  • An Cur Chuige Cothramaithe i múineadh na Léitheoireachta
  • Múineadh na Léitheoireachta
  • Úineadh na Scríbhneoireachta
  • Pleanáil Scoile

 

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SCG Online Grinds Course

Starting September 2021

Dates 2021

SCG

OCG

September: 20, 27 September: 22, 29
October: 4, 11, 18 October: 6, 13, 20
November: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November: 3, 10, 17, 24,
January: 10, 17, 24, 31 December: 1
February: 7, 21, 28 January: 12, 19, 26
March: 7, 14, 21 February: 2, 9, 23
  March: 2, 9, 16, 23
   

Price for course: €500 (20 classes)
Total fee must be paid online in advance.

Course Content:

  • Oral: 
    • Practice for oral exam
    • Pictures: (OCG)
  • Translation:
    •  All past Papers covered.
  • Grammar:
    • All parts of grammar will be covered.
    • All past papers with answers and everything explained in English.
  • Comprehension:
    • All past papers with answers and everything explained in English.
  • Aiste/Essay SCG:
    • Sample essays will be given
  • Letter/Litir OCG:
    • Letters from past papers written with English explanation.

In addition to the online classes:

Class material will be sent the day before the class.

Participants in the online lessons will have access to a droppbox with the following learning material:

  • Sample questions and answers plus recording for the oral exam.
  • Sample questions and answer plus recording for pictures from sample exam papers.
  • Aistriúchán / Translation Answers to the sample exam papers on the website.
  • Gramadach/ Grammar: All parts of the grammar will be covered. (Everything explained in English).
  • Léamhthuiscint/Comprehension : Answers to the sample exam papers on the website:  (with everything explained in English.
  • Aiste/Essay: Sample essays
  • Participants in the course may call, text or email any time with questions.

 

Online Leaving Cert Mature Student Grinds Course (Must be over 18)

Price: €500

Price includes 20 online classes via ZOOM, access to a repository with study and learning material.

Will cover the Leaving Cert 2022 Syllabus.
Covering Oral, aural, grammar, comprehension. Notes given for prose and poetry. Sample Essays given.

Course Content:

  • Sample questions and answers for oral exam including pictures.
  • Plenty of practice in reading and answering comprehensions from past leaving cert papers.
  • Study of grammar with emphasis on recognizing the grammar parts that come up in the comprehension e.g. Briathar Saor; Aidiacht Bhriathra; Ainm Briathra; Tuiseal Ginideach Uatha; Tuiseal Ginideach Iolra.
  • Plenty of practice in Aural Comprehension (Past papers).
  • Link to a dropbox with Sample essays; Sample answers to Prose and Poetry questions and answers to past leaving cert comprehension questions.
  • Support and advise up to time of exam by phone, email or text.

N.B. Please note that there will be an English explanation with everything.

€500 will be the cost for the 20 online classes and the full fee €500 must be paid on or before 25 September.

Course Time & Dates:

Dates to be confirmed:

 

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Online Preparation Course for TEG B1 and B2

  • Oral language
  • Reading and Wrining
  • All parts of Grammar
  • Aural classes

Dates:

  • September: 16,23,30
  • October: 7, 14, 21, 28
  • November:  4, 11, 18, 25
  • January 2022:  13, 20, 27
  • February 2022: 3, 10, 17, 24
  • March 2022: 3, 10,

Time Thursday Nights: (Irish Time)  6.30 p.m. – 9.00 pm (18.30 – 21:00)

Price for course: €500 (20 classes)
Total fee must be paid online in advance.

Course Content:

  • Oral: 
    • Practice for oral exam
    • Pictures: ( OCG)
  • Translation:
    •  Will cover sample exams
  • Grammar:
    • All parts of grammar will be covered.
  • Comprehension:
    • Past sample exam papers will be covered.
  • Aiste:
    • Sample essays will be given

In addition to the online classes:

Class material will be sent the day before the class.

Participants in the online lessons will have access to a dropbox with the following learning material:

  • Sample questions and answers plus recording for the oral exam.
  • Sample questions and answer plus recording for pictures from sample exam papers.
  • Aistriúchán / Translation Answers to the sample exam papers on the website.
  • Gramadach/ Grammar: All parts of the grammar will be covered. (Everything explained in English).
  • Léamhthuiscint/Comprehension : Answers to the sample exam papers on the website:  (with everything explained in English.
  • Aiste/Essay: Sample essays
  • Participants in the course may call, text or email any time with questions.

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Online TEG Oral B1 Exam Preparation Course

 Prospective Applicant Teachers (Primary and Secondary)
Topaicí:

  1. Mé Féin
  2. M’Áit Dhúchais
  3. Do Chuid Oideachais Bunscoile agus  Meánscoile.
  4. Múinteoirí a bhí agat.
  5. Do chúrsa Céime: An chúis gur roghnaigh tú an cúrsa sin  agus mar a chabhróidh sé leat don chúrsa máistreachta sa Mhúinteoireacht Bunscoile/Meánscoile.
  6. An fáth nach ndearna tú an B.Ed. nó an B.A.
  7. Aon taithí múinteoireachta atá agat.
  8. Obair Dheonach
  9. An fáth go bhfuil tú ag iarraidh a bheith i do mhúinteoir bunscoile nó meánscoile.
  10. Tréithe riachtanacha i gcomhair múinteoireacht.
  11. Aon obair dheonach a rinne tú nó a dhéanann tú.
  12. Am Saor / Caitheamh Aimsire/ Spóirt / Siopadóireacht etc.
  13. Léitheoireacht.
  14. An Teilifís.
  15. An Phictiúrlann.
  16. Taisteal/Laethanta Saoire.
  17. An Aimsir
  18. An Ghaeilge agus An Ghaeltacht
  19. An Cóibhid 19 Paindéim.
  20. An Choláiste is rogha leat agus an fáth
  21. Na Meáin Shóisialta.
  22. Ceisteanna.

Dates & Times:

Dates
September: 24,
October: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November: 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 6.30 – 8.30 p.m. Irish Time

Price

Cost: €250

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B.Ed. and P.M.E. Student Teachers Course 2021

Ábhar Oidí sona sásta ag foghlaim agus ag sealbhú na Gaeilge i dtumoideachas nádúrtha teanga.

Dates for 2022:

  • 06/01/2022 – 20/01/2022
  • 10/04/2022 – 24/04/2022
  • 23/04/2022 – 07/05/2022
  • 19/08/2022 – 02/09/2022

Pease note dates can be changed to suit groups and extra courses will be organised subject to demand.   

Tá na cúrsaí go léir ar siúl i gcoláiste Chroí Mhuire, an mheáncoil áitiúil i mbaile an Spidéil.
All courses run by Coláiste Naomh Éanna are held in  Coláiste Chroí Mhuire, the local secondary school in Spiddal village.

Classes

Morning:

  • Formal classes with emphasis on spoken Irish, grammar, culture and preparation for oral exam.

Afternoon events:

  • Díospóireacht (1st year students). Topics will be on current affairs e.g. Oideachas, bunscoileanna, An Mhúinteoireacht, An Ghaeltacht, Daltai le Riachtanais Speisialta,  Tábhacht an Spóirt sna scoileanna, tábhacht na timpeallachta.

    The aim of this task is to enhance vocabulary, phrases, sentence structure and the abilityto discuss  topics of interest relating to student teachers course.

    • Creating of portfolio of teaching resources e.g. dánta, rannta, amhráin, scéalta, tomhaiseanna, tréanna, rabhlóga agus seanfhocail. The aim of this task for the student teachers to faniliarise themselves with teaching and learning resources for the primary school classroom while enhancing the student’s own competency in the Irish language.
    • Creating a teaching aid e.g. a poem, a story, a song  for any class in  primary school and a lesson plan outlining  how to teach the poem, song or story. Lesson plan must be written according to the guidelines in Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile.
    • Cluichí Boird agus Cluichí Clóis. 2nd / 3rd year students).
      Students will play and watch a wide range of Cluicí Boird and Cluichí Clóis and will write  a review of one Cluiche Boird and one Cluiche Clóis.
  • Creating a teaching aid using technology e.g. digital story (2nd / 3rd year students)
  • Spóirt
  • Sean nós dancing and singing workshop
  • Céilí dancing workshop
  • Art workshop.

Evening:

  • Quiz
  • Céilí
  • Sing song
  • Drama

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Online Adult Course Beginner Level

Starting September 2021

Dates 2021/ 2022

  • September: 20, 27
  • October: 4, 11, 18
  • November: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • January: 10, 17, 24, 31
  • February: 7, 21, 28
  • March: 7, 14, 21

Time: 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Price for course: €500 (20 classes)
Total fee must be paid online in advance.

Course Content:

  • Oral
  • Translation
  • Basic Grammar
  • Comprehension

In addition to the online classes:

Class material will be sent the day before the class.

Participants in the online lessons will have access to a droppbox with the following learning material:

  • Sample questions and answers plus recording for the oral .
  • Aistriúchán
  • Gramadach/ Grammar: All parts of the grammar will be covered. (Everything explained in English).
  • Léamhthuiscint/Comprehension :
  • Participants in the course may call, text or email any time with questions.
  • Recording of oral, and grammar will be available after each class.

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Adult Course Intermediate Level

Dates 2021/ 2022

  • September: 20, 27
  • October: 4, 11, 18
  • November: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • January: 10, 17, 24, 31
  • February: 7, 21, 28
  • March: 7, 14, 21

Time: 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Price for course: €500 (20 classes)
Total fee must be paid online in advance.

Course Content:

  • Oral: 
    • Practice for oral exam
  • Translation:
  • Grammar:
    • All parts of grammar will be covered.
  • Comprehension:
  • Aiste/Essay:
    • Sample essays will be given

In addition to the online classes:

Class material will be sent the day before the class.
Participants in the online lessons will have access to a droppbox with the following learning material:

  • Sample questions and answers plus recording for the oral exam.
  • Aistriúchán
  • Gramadach/ Grammar: All parts of the grammar will be covered. (Everything explained in English).
  • Léamhthuiscint/Comprehension :
  • Aiste/Essay: Sample essays (Explained in English).
  • Participants in the course may call, text or email any time with questions.
  • Recording of oral, and grammar will be available after each class.

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Adult Learners Courses Based on T.E.G. Irish Language Syllabus

These courses are suitable for any Adult at improvers or advanced level who wishes to improve their spoken and written language. These may include people who just want to reach a high level in the Irish language, TEG exam applicants, Prospective Applicant Teachers, gardaí, civil servants, government officials, healthcare professionals, Special Needs Assistants etc.

Whatever your needs for the Irish language is please contact us for information on a suitable course for you.

Beginners: Based on A1 and A2 T.E. G. levels

Dates: 6 September – 22 November
Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Irish Time
Cost: €250

Intermediate: Based on B1 and B2 T.E. G. levels

Dates:  7 September – 23 November
Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Irish Time
Cost: €240

Course Information

Ranganna:  Beidh an bhéim ar an teanga labhartha le léitheoireacht agus scríbhneireacht.
Emphasis will be on the oral language with some reading and writing to go with the new vocabulary, phrases and sentences learned.

Feabhsaitheoirí/Improvers/ Chun tosaigh/ Advanced:
Gaeilge Labhartha , Léitheoireact, Scríbhneoireacht, Gramadach, Cluasthuiscint.
Spoken Irish, Reading, Writing, Grammar and aural tasks.

Imeachtaí Tráthnóna/ Evening Activities: Céilí, Tráth na gCeisteanna; Amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós; Damhsa ar an sean-nós; Siúlóid sa Spidéal; Seisiún ceoil./ Céilí, Quiz, Sean-nós singing, sean-nós dancing, walks in An Spidéal, music sessions.
These evening activities are optional. Extra classes will be available in the evening for people who are studying for exams.

Turas go ceann d’Oileáin Árann/ Tour to one of the Aran islands: (roghnach/optional). (Summer only)
Price of tour not included in course fee.

Lóistín/Accommodation
A list of accommodation sanctioned by the department of the Gaeltacht will be provided. The Irish Language is the spoken language of these families. It is the responsibility of all course particaipants to book and pay for their own accommodation.


Price includes classes, any notes or handouts given and afternoon and evening activities as well as a link to learning material in dropbox for home study.

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Third Level Students

Students who are studying Irish for a degree can contact us for more information on our  online courses. Excellent notes and one-to-one help with oral given.

Students studying for B.A. degree in Irish, P.M.E. Post Primary Teaching, Hibernia Exam Revision Nua Ghaeilge  or any degree or qualification in Irish will benefit from the course.

The syllabus for the course is as follows:

  • Teanga ó Bhéal / Oral Irish
  • Aistriúchán / Translation
  • Gramadach / Grammar
  • Léamhthuiscint / Comprehension (Leibhéil éagsúla mar a oireann / different levels as needed)
  • Éisteacht / Aural


Course Dates:

30/05/2021 – 13/06/2021

During the summer, language courses run weekly from June until the end of August. All are suitable for students studying Irish for their degree.

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Cúrsai do Mhúinteoiri Bunscoile (EPV Days) 2021 /
Courses for Primary Teachers (EPV Days) 2021

Course Dates:

5 – 9 July 2021
12 – 16 July 2021

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Student Teachers Secondary School

Course Content:

  • Oral language
  • Reading and writing the language e.g. comprehensions, letters, emails, job applications.
  • Grammar: All parts of grammar will be covered
  • Student teachers second level may also attend the course for student teachers primary level.

Dates TBC

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Hibernia Interview Preparation Online Course

Details of Course:

  • All topics will be covered .
  • Most frequently asked questions will be given.
  • Sample answers will be given for each question.
  • All students with the help of an experienced qualified teacher will rewrite their answers to make them unique to themselves.
  • All students will have their oral text  (questions and answers ) recorded on their mobile phone by the same teacher. This means that students go home with text and recrding of their questions and answers which will allow them to listen to thwe questions and practice answering them in a meaningful way.

Dates:

  •  28/06/2021 – 03/07/2021
  • 05/07/2021 – 09/07/2021
  • 12/07/2021 – 17/07/2021
  • 19/07/2021 – 24/07/2021
  • 09/08/2021 – 14/08/2021
  • 16/08/2021 – 22/08/2021
  • 23/08/2021 – 28/08/2021
  • 25/10/2021 – 30/10/2021

Price: €400

We also provide private courses one to one online for Prospective Applicant Teachers. Please contact us for details.

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Prospective Applicant Teachers

We provide courses for those wishing  to get into the Post Graduate course in Primary Teaching either in the Colleges of Education or Hibernia College.

These courses prepare the students for the Irish interview and also English and general interview.

Dates TBC

Private classes also available during the school year

Cost: €520 (Covers all classes and full board accommodation)

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