EGH206 : Introduction to Modern Irish

Convenor(s): Kaarina Hollo


Please note: This module may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course Convenor.

General Information

This course provides students with an introduction to the Irish language.  On its completion, students should possess a basic conversational fluency and good listening comprehension skills.  They will have learned to read simple texts and generate simple sentences, developed a firm grasp of Irish phonology and basic sentence structure, and be comfortable with the past, present and future forms of the verb.  Teaching is through seminars and independent study, and assessment by means of written assignments, quizzes, and exam.


To promote speaking and listening skills, in the seminars emphasis will be placed on encouraging participation from all students, with small-group and pairs work incorporated into each session.  Listening exercises will be used to increase comprehension.  Short presentations from the instructor will introduce grammar points.  Independent study will be guided by the instructor, with specific recommendations made for each weeks reading, listening and (where appropriate) viewing.


Written exam (2 hrs) 60% Written assignments (5) 20% Quizzes (4, 15 mins each.) 10% Oral exam 10%

Contact Details

0114 2228484

Information last changed: Tuesday 21st of March 2017 :: 10:57:31 AM (GMT)


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