This course is suitable for fluent speakers of Irish who wish to improve their grammar and to learn useful idiomatic and colloquial expressions.
Accuracy in Irish
Gramadach gan Stró! is aimed at those who already have a reasonably good standard of spoken Irish but who wish to improve their grammar and to learn useful idiomatic and colloquial expressions. It is suitable for those who don’t usually understand grammar courses, and who find complicated rules confusing. There is a strong emphasis on everyday usage of Irish, and information is given on the differences between the written and spoken language.
This course does not aim to give a comprehensive account of Irish grammar; rather it concentrates on the core aspects of the grammar of the language, and these are explained in a clear, concise way. Complicated terminology is avoided and plenty of examples are given to demonstrate various patterns.
This edition of the course contains extra material – it focuses on aspects of grammar that did not feature in previous editions.
This course was written by Éamonn Ó Dónaill, one of the founders of Gaelchultúr (www.gaelchultur.com) and the company’s Director of Education. Helen Hegarty edited Gramadach gan Stró! and she and her colleague Aodh Ó Gallchóir wrote additional material and exercises for the course.
There is a total of twenty-five units in Gramadach gan Stró! and each one contains grammatical explanations, interactive exercises, a topical and well-written article, and useful phrases. Having studied all the course material, and having completed all the exercises, the user may then undertake the Scrúdú Ceannchúrsa (End of Course Exam), which appears after Unit 25, to assess his/her progress.
A forum has been provided for the Gramadach gan Stró! course. Those registered for Gramadach gan Stró! have an opportunity to send messages to the forum and discuss questions regarding grammar, translation, vocabulary, etc.
Immediately! Students study the course independently of a teacher. This means that you can improve your Irish in the office or from the comfort of your home, at your own pace, and at whatever time suits you.
Write it on the forum! You’ll be able to contact other learners through this discussion forum. You can send messages, ask and answer questions, and express ideas there. Members of the Gaelchultúr team keep an eye on the forum, so they’ll be able to answer any tricky questions.