Gaeilge Language and Culture 1


Set at CEFR level B1.1, this lower intermediate course aims to build on the language competencies of learners who have studied Irish to Leaving Certificate or an equivalent standard. The course will also enhance understanding of the social, cultural and literary context of the language.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Reception: Listening. Understand the main points of clear speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, college and leisure, and media content concerning current affairs or topics of personal interest.

  2. Reception: Reading. Understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency, every-day or job related language, and the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal communication. 

  3. Spoken Interaction/Production. Deal with most situations likely to arise while interacting in an Irish-speaking environment. Enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life. Connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences, events and aspirations. Give brief explanations for opinions and plans. Narrate a story and give reactions to the plot of a book or film.

  4. Written and Online Interaction/Production. Interact in relation to experiences and events, impressions and feelings, having prepared in advance. Ask for and give simple clarifications, and respond to questions and comments in some detail. Write straightforward connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.

  5. Mediation: Text/Concept/Communication. Convey information given in clear, well-structured informational texts on subjects that are familiar or of current interest. Help define a task in basic terms, invite others to contribute their views and ask appropriate questions to check understanding. Facilitate shared communication between people.

  6. Engage with selected aspects of Irish language culture at a level commensurate with learning outcomes 1-6 above.

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