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Irish Language – Absolute Beginners (Tue)

irish language classes at the irish cultural centre

The ICC is part of an Irish language development project generously supported by An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidreachta, Gnóthaí Réigiúnacha, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta/Department of Arts, Culture. Our language classes are offered this year in collaboration with the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies, through its London campus.

Our classes celebrate the beauty of the Irish language and aim to develop appropriate levels of competency.  Greater levels of fluency and confidence are achieved though an increased understanding of grammar and expansion of students' vocabulary.   Whilst we aim to ensure the learning experience is an enjoyable one, progress only happens when students engage with, and make a serious commitment to, the education programme. Regular attendance is compulsory and you are expected to undertake some study at home outside of the weekly classes, e.g. reading and practising spoken exercises. The subsidised £60 fee is annual.

Each year, students can avail of our popular subsidised field trip to Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland involving three days of immersive language learning, cultural activities and a fascinating exploration of local heritage. Limited places are offered on a first-come first-served basis and students are required to make a contribution towards the cost. 

The absolute beginners class is targeted to people with no experience at all learning Irish before or very limited knowledge of the Irish Language.

Our first class of each new year is an open session in which tutors will gauge the accurate level of each student and recommend if a switch in class is best. Therefore, when signing up please select a class which best fits your current ability.

TUTOR | Michael Kirby

TIMES | Tuesdays: 6.00PM - 7.30PM

VENUE | Irish Cultural Centre, 5 Black's Road, Hammersmith , London W6 9D

PRICE £72

Winter Term Dates 2019

Sept: 17.

Oct: 1, 8, 15, 29,

Nov: 5, 12,19, 26

Dec: 3, 10

(There is no class for Tuesday students September 24th due to a prior tutor commitment).
Half term is 21-25 October.

Next registration will open August 2020.

*Please note: Due to limitations in class size, initial registration and payment may not guarantee a place in the class. Limited spaces will be allocated to students on a first come first serve basis. In circumstances where classes are over subscribed, the ICC reserves the right to decline your application. Full refunds will be given if payment is taken but application is later unsuccessful.