Gaeilge Language and Culture 4A


The first of two modules that cover the syllabus at CEFR level B2.2, this course offers learners the opportunity to continue their study of Irish at advanced intermediate level. The course will also further enhance understanding of the social, cultural and literary context of the language.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an increased understanding of extended speech, lectures and TV programmes of a complex nature provided the topic is reasonably familiar.

  2. Show increased comprehension of texts concerned with contemporary problems and displaying particular viewpoints.

  3. Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes unstrained interaction with native speakers possible. Take active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining own views.

  4. Present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to fields of interest. Explain opposing viewpoints on topical issues.

  5. Write clear text, including essays and reports, on a wide range of subjects related to fields of interest and conveying reasons for taking or opposing a certain viewpoint. Write communications highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.

  6. Translate texts of moderate difficulty between English and Irish.

  7. Show a high degree of responsibility for self-directed learning.

  8. Critically discuss selected literary texts and their cultural and social context.

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