Beginners’ Irish – Level 1 and 2
The popular course is aimed at those who would like to start learning Irish and a great opportunity for ‘rusty returners’, with an emphasis on Ulster Irish but not ignoring other dialects. The course will provide a strong foundation in spoken Irish, but care is taken to make sure that learners achieve a solid understanding of essential grammar.
RECOMMENDED READING: Irish for Beginners, Angela Wilkes, Usborne
Tutor: Dr Ian Malcolm, BA PhD
Ian has been teaching Irish at Stranmillis for a number of years, offering courses to cater for everyone from absolute beginner to advanced speaker. He is the author of Towards Inclusion: Protestants and the Irish Language, which looks at the shared heritage of Irish and how it can bring people together. With a background in Irish-language journalism, he is a regular contributor to Raidió na Gaeltachta and TG4. Ian has a passion for music and always brings his ukulele into class, ensuring that students are never short of a tune or a song.
Facebook: Doc Malcolm