Gaeltacht Summer Courses

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Our Gaeltacht Summer Courses are described by The Irish Times as being “The most Comprehensive, Enjoyable and Affordable Irish Courses in Ireland”. All courses run over a two-week period and are specially designed for both Primary & Secondary School Students.

Students are placed in a program with peers of their own age and ability. They follow a tailored made program that ensures getting the most out of each activity at all times. All activates have been carefully structured to improve their Oral, Aural and Written competence of the Irish language.

Our Courses provide students with the opportunity to embrace our native language & culture in a variety of unique ways. Our courses allow them to grow more confident and appreciative of the Irish language & culture. The course aims to make learning Irish fun while ensuring they reach their maximum potential.

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All our staff members create a fun and positive atmosphere while maintaining high standards of discipline & teaching. We provide special help to students with little or no fluency. We aim to keep class numbers as low as possible to ensure our teachers can dedicate their time to the specific needs of the class.

Our Courses are Specially Designed for:

Primary School Students: (2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Class)

Our Specially Designed Primary School Course places a particular emphasis on those who are going into 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Class. We pay careful attention to organising suitable classroom programs that work in conjunction with the afternoon activities for our younger students. This will enable them to experience the Irish language in a happy and positive environment.

We believe it is important for students at this age to develop a positive attitude towards the Irish language & culture, as this will shape their perception of it for years to come. We aim to keep class numbers as low as possible to ensure our teachers can dedicate their time to the specific needs of the class.

6th Class Students

We provide a course that has been tailored made for students that have just completed 6th Class. We understand that the transition from learning Irish in Primary School into Secondary School can be daunting. This program has been carefully structured to improve their Oral, Aural and Written competence of the Irish language. All our staff members create a fun and positive atmosphere while maintaining high standards of discipline & teaching.

This course ensures so that all students going into 1st year are fully prepared and gain the required confidence for the transition into Secondary School.

Junior Certificate: (1st, 2nd & 3rd Years)

Our Junior Certificate Course is suitable for students that are going into 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year in September. The course has been carefully structured to build confidence within the student by mastering the essentials of the Irish language. This course is designed with the Irish Junior Certificate Exam in mind. Students are placed in a grouping with peers of the same age and ability. They will follow a tailored made program that ensures they are getting the most out of each activity.

This course will pay particular attention to the Oral, Aural and Written components of the Irish language. The Department of Education has recently changed the Junior Cert Cycle to focus more on continuous assessments of the students written, spoken and listening skills. With this in mind we have placed a special emphasis on topics linked to the student’s own life and surroundings. Special help will be available for students with particular difficulties.

Leaving Certificate: (4th, 5th & 6th Years)

Our Award Winning Leaving Cert Preparation Course is specially designed for students that are going into 4th, 5th & 6th Year in September. Students are placed in a class with peers of the same level of ability and will follow the program most relevant to their ability. All aspects of the Leaving Certificate Course will be covered in great detail over the two-week period. This course is very much exam focused.

The Department of Education has considerably increased the marks being awarded to the Irish Oral Examination up to 40%. This course places a keen emphasis on maximum the student’s potential in this section. We ensure that our students gain the required confidence in their Oral, Aural and Communicational skills.

Our Leaving Cert teachers include members of the Irish State Examinations Board along with Irish Educational Authors.

This course includes an extra class every afternoon. Please note it is optional for Leaving Certificate Students to participate in the sporting and cultural activities. Please see the different course dates for the specific Leaving Certificate Courses.

Fee:

€380 Total Cost
€120 Deposit

We require a deposit of €120 to paid upon booking. The balance of €260 is payable on the morning of the course, or a specified registration date.

There is a 10% reduction for the second and any subsequent students attending from the same family.

On receipt of the application and deposit an official acknowledgment will be issued along with an information pack. This will contain everything needed to make the course as worthwhile as possible.

At least four weeks notice in writing of cancellation must be given before refund will be made.

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