Léigh as Gaeilge

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This course consists of 87 Grammar Units and 4 Revision Units. The list of topics may be seen here: CLÁR . All units are presented online in PDF and may be downloaded or shown in a classroom on an overhead projector.

Each unit consists of a CEACHT or presentation of the points of grammar to be learnt or shown on a screen in a classroom on an overhead projector and TRIALACHA consisting of an extensive series of computer-based exercises which can be instantly marked at the press of a button.

The correct answers are not immediately supplied online as that would thwart the learning process. However students are allowed to know immediately if their own answers are correct or not. Those that are wrong can be checked again in the lesson or elsewhere and attempted again.

Incorrect answers are valuable. They reveal points of grammar that need to be studied again in the associated CEACHT and should be regarded as an opportunity to learn something new. When the student has succeeded in getting all of the questions right to such an extent that s/he says "Ah! Tá sé sin ar eolas agam" it is time to move on to something else.

Such a grounding in grammar was never possible before the astonishing advent of e-learning. Crowded classrooms are not necessarily conducive to considering the intricate detail of Irish grammar. Here the individual student can proceed at his/her own pace under the guidance of an experienced teacher. .

If a student encounters extreme difficulty resort may be had to the designated Teagascóir by e-mail, text, or phone.

The course is based on a once well-known text, long out of print, which will be acknowledged as soon as permission has been obtained from the authors.

This course is supported by a teagascóir tutor who will be available at times to be agreed to receive messages or questions by e-mail, text, or phone. The tutor will also monitor an associated Course Forum and answer students' questions there as required. A Chat facility will also be available at agreed times.

This course is presented mostly in Irish and concentrates unashamedly on the grammar. Participants are expected to look up the meanings of words in Ó Dónaill's dictionary before seeking assistance from the tutor but needless to say the tutor will welcome all messages from students and will gladly assist them in taking full advantage of the course. .

The course is intended for those with a relatively good knowledge of spoken Irish who would like to learn more of the grammar and gain a good understanding of An Caighdeán Oifigiúil.

Although a considerable amount of grammar terminology is used the student who wants to progress from being good at spoken Irish to being good at written Irish will benefit from knowing the tenses of verbs and the gender of nouns and how An Chopail works. Learning this terminology in English is an opportunity lost.

This course is ideally suited to the Post-Primary Gaelscoil student who is learning all subjects through the medium of Irish. Such students are picking up the rules unconsciously as they go along and undoubtedly have an excellent vocabulary and an enviable fluency. Nevertheless if they do not make some effort to clarify the rules of grammar and address the foibles of Gaelscoilis they will not rise to the next level of fluency, accurate speech. Thankfully if they have the patience to work through this course they will achieve such accuracy with a minimum of effort.

  • TRÉIMHSE Duration
    Students are allowed free access to the first Aonad unit of their course for two weeks before they enrol. Upon enrolment, having paid the fee, they will be given access to the rest of the course for the period of time for which they have enrolled i.e. 4 months or a full year from their date of commencement. An Teagascóir the tutor will monitor their progress and assist them with difficult points.

    Since this is a relatively long course some students may choose to address particular topics acting on the advice of An Teagascóir who will endeavour to assess their competence and suitability for the course before they enrol. An Teagascóir may add lessons to the course in response to a particular student's needs.

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