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FutureLearn Irish 104: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture

Dublin City University via FutureLearn

  • Overview
  1. FutureLearn
    Platform:
    FutureLearn
    Provider:
    Dublin City University
    Effort:
    4 hours/week
    Length:
    4 weeks
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Overview
    Improve your basic conversational Irish whilst delving into Irish culture
    Ireland is home to one of the oldest living languages in Europe. This follows the course Irish 103: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture.

    On this course, you’ll improve your understanding of basic spoken words, phrases and dialogues in Irish. You’ll learn how to make arrangements to meet other people, talk about going on holiday and give commands. You’ll also explore the myths and legends of Ireland and the role of women within these stories.

    Join now to discover the links between Irish language and contemporary Irish culture and society.

    Bígí linn – join us!

    This course is for anyone, anywhere, who wants to learn Irish. It would also be of use to indigenous learners who wish to recap their language skills.

    What topics will you cover?
    • Introduction to the Irish language
    • Introducing and describing yourself
    • Making arrangements to meet other people
    • Introduction to the future tense
    • Asking and answering questions
    • Commands and how to use them in everyday situations
    • Storytelling in Irish, myths and legends
    • Going on holidays
    • The role of women in Irish myths and legends

    Taught by
    Ciarán MacMurchaidh

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