Gaeilge Language and Culture 4B


The second 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 a comprehensive understanding of extended speech, lectures and TV programmes of a complex nature provided the topic is reasonably familiar.

  2. Show a comprehensive understanding of texts concerned with contemporary problems and displaying particular viewpoints.

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

  4. Present clear, detailed descriptions on an increasingly 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. Write with a satisfactory degree of orthographic and grammatical accuracy.

  6. Translate texts of moderate difficulty between Irish and English with increased accuracy and skill.

  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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