This 1-day class is designed for students who have always wanted to learn Irish and ‘jump right in’! If you eager to get started speaking Irish but unable to attend our evening courses, this is the class for you. By the end of this class you will be able to introduce yourself and talk about family life, where you live, what you do, hobbies, tell the time and more ‘as Gaeilge’!
Overview of Courses
Ranganna Ar Líne
We are expanding our range of online courses for anyone unable to attend our classes in Washington DC! These classes will take place entirely online and will be available from early 2018.
The Introductory course is for those new to learning Irish. This 8-week course is typically offered 3 times per year (January, May & September). On completion, students are welcome to progress to the A1 TEG and Comhrá classes.
Rang TEG A1
This class is for students pursuing their first Irish language qualification. The TEG A1 is the first exam in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (2001), an internationally recognised certification system for adult learners. These classes cover and revise all A1 curriculum topics throughout the year, and new students are always welcome to join. Here we place a strong emphasis on developing conversation and confidence in Irish. All international TEG exams take place annually in May, and students who complete the A1 TEG exam are invited to join the A2 class.
Rang TEG A2
TEG A2 Course
This class is for students wishing to undertake the annual TEG A2 exam, an internationally recognised certification system for adult learners of Irish. TEG exams provide candidates with a clear learning target and an opportunity to develop their Irish language ability, from beginner to advanced levels. These classes cover and revise all A2 curriculum topics throughout the year, and students who have completed the A1 exam are always welcome to join. All international TEG exams take place annually in May. In 2018 we are establishing the first ever TEG oral exams in Washington DC – to read more about this exciting development, click here.
The Rang Comhrá runs each week during July and August and it is an excellent way for students to keep their Irish fresh and in use. Students can ‘pay-as-you-go’ or sign up for the full course! This is a formal conversation class facilitated through a variety of stories, articles, songs and role-play.