Introducing Múinteoir Olga!

Fáilte mhór roimh Olga Uí Fhaoláin chuig ár ranganna Gaeilge!

DSC001We are thrilled to introduce our new múinteoir, Olga Whelan, who will begin teaching Introductory and Intermediate classes with us from next week! Olga is a true inspiration for many of our language students here in the USA, having first studied Irish in her home country of Russia prior to venturing to Ireland. Introductory classes with Olga will begin on Monday, Sept 12, with new Intermediate classes starting on Wednesday, Sept 14th.

Olga first studied Irish at Moscow University, before continuing her studies in Irish at Trinity College, Dublin and University College, Cork. She has also spent an extended period of time in the Gaeltacht regions of Connemara and Kerry. Olga has a keen interest in travel and world culture, and she looks forward to imparting some of her own secrets and skills to learning multiple languages! Expect plenty of emphasis on conversation, grammar and phonics in these upcoming classes…ní féidir linn fanacht / we just can’t wait! You can read Olga’s bio and send her a welcome message or query from our Teacher page.

Introductory Course

Our new 8-week Introductory course begins next week. Course fee includes class binder and notes. Olga will be covering all the basics – introductions, family, hobbies, likes/dislikes, numbers, days of the week, feelings, and more.

Dates: Mon Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (8 weeks). Time: 7:00 – 8:20pm. Early Bird rate is available for just a few more days. Register here.

Meán Rang / Intermediate Course

DSC025Intermediate classes begin on Wednesday, Sept 14th. This course is suitable for all students who have comfortably completed the 8-week Introductory course or 1-day Intensive. Intermediate classes will be offered in two courses over the fall term, with each course addressing new material.

Intermediate classes will be ‘as Gaeilge’ as much as possible, with an emphasis on providing an immersive classroom experience for students, and will be taught by Olga Whelan, with support from Quinton Beck. Students can avail of a special rate if they sign up for both Meán Rang courses now.

Course 1, Wednesday Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19 (6 weeks). Time: 7:00 – 8:20pm.

Course 2, Wednesday Nov 2, 9, 16, -, 30, Dec 7, 14 (6 weeks). Time: 7:00 – 8:20pm.

All classes take place in the Chevy Chase Pavilion, directly above Friendship Heights Metro (see Location for further details). Hope to see you there – tá fáilte romhaibh go léir!

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