Gaeilge gan Stró! – Lower Intermediate Level is suitable for people who have already learned Irish and who still understand some of the language but have had little opportunity to use it in recent years. The emphasis is on developing speaking and listening skills but students are also given opportunities to read and write the language. Grammar is taught in context, as it is required.
Gaeilge gan Stró! – Lower Intermediate Level aims to help those who undertake the course to:
Gaeilge gan Stró! – Lower Intermediate Level is based on syllabus B1,Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge, and on Gaelchultúr’s classes at Lower Intermediate level (Courses A, B and C). The emphasis is on everyday speech and useful words and phrases are taught which will help the learner talk about themselves and their life. There are sound files to be found throughout the course, enabling learners to listen as often as they like to the new words and phrases being taught.
There are 15 units in Gaeilge gan Stró! – Lower Intermediate Level, each of which concentrates on a distinct topic. Here are the topics dealt with in the course:
- Background and Where You Live13 lessons
- The Family11 lessons
- The House14 lessons
- The Working Life9 lessons
- Holidays and Travel 9 lessons
- Education14 lessons
- My Lifestyle14 lessons
- Food and Drink14 lessons
- Daily Life and Social Life14 lessons
- Shopping and Money Matters14 lessons
- Illness, Traits and Emotions14 lessons
- Appointments and Arrangements14 lessons
- Languages14 lessons
- The Media14 lessons
- Speaking about the Future14 lessons
- Key sounds
- The pronunciations which the learner should focus on in that particular unit.
- Useful information
- The grammar relevant to the topic covered in the unit. This grammar is presented in context and in manageable chunks, and complicated terminology is avoided.
- Four dialogues, with accompanying translations into English. The language contained in these dialogues is natural and authentic, and reflects everyday usage.
- Vocabulary and Useful phrases
- Core vocabulary and useful phrases relating to the theme of the unit.
- A wide range of fun to-do activities based on the vocabulary and grammar presented in the unit. The written exercises are interactive. Once you’ve completed an exercise, you can click on the “Send” button and receive feedback immediately. You’re told which answers were correct and which were incorrect, you’re given the correct answers and a score. The oral exercises are accompanied by sounds files.
- These short passages aim to give the learner information about the history of the Irish language and a better understanding of Irish in the contemporary world.
- Useful tips for learners
- Handy tips on how to become a more efficient language learner.
- Talking heads
- The ‘Talking heads’ section contains video segments featuring a range of speakers, filmed on location in Dublin and Galway.
We think the best way to teach a language is through that language; all the instructions in this course are therefore in Irish but you can click on the ‘Taispeáin Fotheidil’ / ‘Show Subtitles’ button in the top right-hand corner at any time to access English translations. You can also click on the plus sign beside individual sentences to see the English version of those sentences.
At the beginning of each unit, you are told what aspects of the language are the focus of that unit.
In order to move from one screen to another all you need to do is click on the icon, which appears on the right-hand side, at the top and bottom of each screen. You can also click on any line of text under the words PLEAN AN AONAID on the left-hand of the screen in order to access another part of the unit.
On the last page of each unit, an leathanach scoir, you are given an overview of the work that you have done in that unit and your total score for the unit. You are given several choices as well: to continue to the next unit, to go back on the unit that you have just completed, or go back to the very beginning of the course.Forum
A forum has been provided for the Gaeilge gan Stró! – Lower Intermediate Level course. Those registered for the course have an opportunity to contact other learners through this discussion forum. They can send messages to the forum, ask and answer questions, and express ideas.
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