Live Online Classes

Term 2: from 5 February 2024
10 weeks
20 hours
€250 €180 (introductory offer)
Gaelteanga uses a modern learner-centred approach to teaching and our classes are fun and highly interactive. The focus in our teaching is on spoken Irish and grammar is taught in context as it is required.
Levels Course syllabus Start date Times
Beginners / A1 Click here 5 February 2024 (Monday) 7.00–9.00pm Book now
Elementary / A2 Click here 6 February 2024 (Tuesday) 7.00–9.00pm Book now
Lower Intermediate / B1 Click here 7 February 2024 (Wednesday) 7.00–9.00pm Book now
Upper Intermediate / B2 Click here 7 February 2024 (Wednesday) 7.00–9.00pm Book now
Advanced 1 / C1 Click here 8 February 2024 (Thursday) 7.00–9.00pm Book now
Advanced 2 / C2 Click here 8 February 2024 (Thursday) 7.00–9.00pm Book now

Gaelteanga runs classes each year over three terms which commence in September (Term 1), February (Term 2) and Summer (Term 3).

Our approach
  • Gaelteanga’s teachers use a fun, learner-centered approach to teaching and we guarantee that our course materials are the best available online.
  • The focus in our classes is on spoken Irish and grammar is taught in context as it is required.
  • The language is taught in a clear and accessible way and pair work and group work activities are used extensively to give learners an opportunity to participate in the classes and to practise what they have been taught.
  • Gaelteanga’s classes follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), from level A1 to level C2 (see the above table).
  • On completing a course, learners can take an online oral exam and gain a certificate or choose to progress to the next term without taking an exam.
Course Content
  • A two-hour live online class each week for 10 weeks
  • Course booklet containing all class material
  • Access to online content for review and practice between classes
  • Online content includes audio and fun interactive quizzes
  • Full support throughout the course
  • Content can be accessed easily from any device

Course Levels

Beginners / A1

  • Aimed at those who have no knowledge of the Irish language or who know only a few words and phrases.
  • It is not suitable for anyone who has already completed a course at level A1 or who has studied Irish at secondary school.

Elementary / A2

  • Suitable for those who have undertaken a complete course at level A1.
  • Learners who take this course are able to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.
  • They are able to introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where someone lives, people they know and things they have.
  • They can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
  • In an Irish context, this level usually suits those who did ordinary level Irish in the Leaving Cert.

Lower Intermediate / B1

  • This level is aimed at those who can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance, e.g., very basic personal and family information, local geography, employment.
  • They can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • They can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
  • In an Irish context, this level usually suits those who did higher level Irish in the Leaving Cert.

Upper Intermediate / B2

  • Suitable for those who can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • They are comfortable speaking Irish and use the language from time to time – in a social context, for example
  • They can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst talking to native speakers.
  • They can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • They can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
  • The topics at this level are more challenging than those covered at lower intermediate level.

Advanced 1 / C1

  • Aimed at those who can communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is easily possible without a great deal of effort on either side.
  • They can express themselves on a wide range of topics in a clear and detailed manner, explain their position on a current issue and indicate the benefits and drawbacks of various options.
  • Those who attend this level have an opportunity to add to their vocabulary and range of idiomatic expressions.
  • There is a greater focus on grammar and writing than in the lower intermediate level courses.

Advanced 2 / C2

  • Suitable for those who can understand a wide range of challenging, longer texts (both spoken and written) and also grasp implicit meanings.
  • They can express themselves spontaneously and fluently without having to search for words frequently and noticeably.
  • They can use the language effectively and flexibly in their social and professional life or in training and studies.
  • They can make clear, structured and detailed statements on complex topics.
  • Those who attend a class at this level have an opportunity to learn quite complex grammatical rules and add greatly to their vocabulary.