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Diploma in Irish
The course is open to those who have attained a pass grade in Irish in the Honours level Leaving Certificate examination and/or who satisfy the Academic Director of the course or his/her appointee that they have a sufficiently high degree of competence in written and spoken Irish. Each applicant must complete an Irish placement test (online) to determine the applicant’s Irish language level.
|Duration:||2 year part-time course, September to April|
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September 2014 in St. Angela's College, Sligo
This course aims to provide the student with a high level of communication and written skills in Irish, enabling them to effectively conduct their professional business in the language.
Objectives of the course
Year 1: 72 hours in total.
Year 2: 72 hours in total
The Diploma consists of five modules. Students must successfully complete all modules to be awarded a Diploma. The five modules are:
Written Irish and Grammar (Years 1 and 2).
Conversation strategies (Years 1 and 2).
History and Literature of the Irish Language and the Gaeltacht (Year 1).
Course participants will sit an oral and written examination at the end of each year. They will also be required to compile a portfolio based on work completed inside and outside the classroom.
Students’ competence in spoken Irish will be tested by oral examination in the first and second years.
Students must satisfy the examiners that they can write accurately in Irish and will be tested by written examination at the end of the first and second years.
Students will be required to complete written assessments during each year of the course.
Year 1: two assessments.
Year 2: two assessments.
Downloads & Other Information
|Postgraduate / Adult and Continuing Education Prospectus|
Language Placement test:
Oifig an Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge,
Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge,
Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh.