This online summer course, which is worth 3 EPV days, is aimed at those with a good standard of spoken Irish who have a reasonable understanding of the grammar of the language. The focus is on aspects of grammar that are more challenging than those found in the Basic Course, including those that come up in class on a regular basis and with which both pupils and teachers have difficulties.
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The rules are explained in a simple, accessible way and an attempt has been made to avoid complicated terminology. The grammatical explanations are concise and throughout the course the author draws attention to patterns and to the way in which various structures are used in everyday speech and in the written language.
The course is bilingual - each sentence in Irish is translated into English.
The main objectives of the course are:
- to improve the participants’ standard of grammar by explaining the more complicated aspects of grammar in a clear, concise manner
- to draw the teachers’ attention to the importance of accuracy in Irish and to encourage them to put what they have learnt into practice in the classroom, something that will benefit both them and their pupils
- to give teachers an opportunity to exchange practical ideas for the classroom through the discussion forum.
The course does not aim to give a comprehensive account of Irish grammar, rather it concentrates on some of the core aspects of the grammar and on points that come up regularly in the classroom.
- Part 1: The Noun 1
- Part 2: The Noun 2
- Part 1: The Vocative Case
- Part 2: The Numbers
- Part 1: The Adjective 1
- Part 2: The Adjective 2
- Part 1: The Present Tense
- Part 2: The Future Tense
- Part 1: The Verbal Noun and the Verbal Adjective
- Part 2: Online resources
- 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.
There are five modules in the course Accuracy in Irish (Intermediate) for Primary School Teachers and each module contains a mixture of grammatical explanation and exercises. After you have read some grammar rules, you have an opportunity to try some exercises based on those rules. Approximately twenty hours must be spent on the online activities.
All the exercises are interactive. Once you have completed an exercise, you can then click on the Seol (Send) button and receive feedback immediately. You’re told which answers were correct and which were incorrect, and you’re given the correct answers and a score. These exercises are not assessed; their aim is to stimulate the user’s interaction with the course content, and to give him/her the opportunity to practise what he/she has learned.
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