June 11, 2021

Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge in Ard Mhacha

Ar mhaith leat líofacht sa Ghaeilge labhartha agus éifeachtúlacht i scríobh na Gaeilge a bhaint amach?

Would you like to achieve fluency in spoken Irish and efficiency in written Irish?

Ba bhreá le hAonach Mhacha do chuid smaointe agus aiseolais ar an nGaeilge a chloisteáil agus ar an t-éileamh atá ann maidir le Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge in Ard Mhacha d’Ollscoil Uladh. Úsáidfear an t-eolas a bhaileofar sa suribhé seo le plean a chur i bhfeidhm chun an Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge a chur ar fáil i gCathair Ard Mhacha.

Aonach Mhacha would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the Irish language and to ascertain the demand for a Part-Time Diploma in Irish in Armagh delivered by the University of Ulster. We hope to use the information collected from this survey to implement a plan to facilitate the provision of the Irish Language Diploma in Armagh City.

Is deis iontach é an Dioplóma le buneolas a fháil ar gnéithe an teanga agus le forbairt a dhéanamh ar do chuid scileanna cumarsáide, gramadaí, léitheoireachta agus scríbhneoireachta na Gaeilge. Maireann an cúrsa dhá bhliain san iomlán agus is bealach é le haghaidh iontrála ar chéim BA sa Ghaeilge, afách, is féidir an cúrsa a fheiceáil mar aonad saorsheasaimh fosta.

The Part Time Diploma in Irish is a brilliant opportunity to achieve a solid grounding on the different aspects of the Irish language while developing key areas such as conversation, grammar, reading and writing. The Diploma is delivered on one evening during the week. This particular part-time course is 2 years long and as well as serving as a possible pathway for entry to a BA degree in Irish, the course can be seen as a free-standing unit in its own right.

University of Ulster Irish Diploma to be Available in Armagh? – Take the Survey!

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat? Would you like to acquire a high level of competency in Irish without the hassle of travelling to university in Belfast or Derry?
Anyone who has studied Irish to GCSE or O Level at school and would like to get his/her knowledge of Irish back on track is encouraged to consider the Diploma in Irish Language, accredited by the University of Ulster. Even if you don’t currently have any Irish, or just a cúpla focal, we’d still like to hear your views!
Aonach Mhacha, the eye-catching new Irish Language and Cultural Arts Centre in Armagh City, is currently surveying potential demand for delivery of the university accredited Irish Language Diploma right here in Armagh. This would be a massive boost for the City which has for well over a thousand years prided itself as an epicentre of education and learning.
The short survey is available at https://forms.gle/q5aayMC8aV44QdZ3A
And only takes two minutes to complete! Your opinions are much appreciated!
This course is ideal for those currently attending night classes who want to take the Líofa (fluency) challenge to the next level. Parents of children attending a Naíscoil / Gaelscoil are particularly encouraged to enrol.
The Diploma is perfect for those with some knowledge of Irish who want to improve their grammar or enhance personal confidence and fluency without travelling to university in Belfast or Derry City.
You are also welcome to apply if you:
• Have studied Irish informally at short courses or classes in the community and would like to advance to a higher level of ability.
• Studied Irish in school, e.g. to GCSE or AS level and would like to renew and extend your skills, and take a higher qualification.
• Work in the Irish language sector but have no formal qualification in Irish.
Applicants who have no previous experience of learning Irish but who can demonstrate an aptitude for language study may also apply.
Government support available for those in receipt of benefits: www.studentfinanceni.co.uk On completion of the Diploma students can proceed to the degree course BA Irish Language and Literature and modules taken on the Diploma are credited towards the final degree.
Scholarship funding is available to GAA members through Gaeilge sa Chlub. Please contact Sharon Haughey: sharon.haughey.ulster@gaa.ie or call 028 3751 7182.
It is a two-year course and there are no official exams in Year 1. Students take 3 modules each year focusing on listening, speaking, reading and writing. There are two terms per year, each lasting 12 weeks comprised of:
• 1 night of class per week
• 3 Saturday morning boot-camps
• 1 Gaeltacht weekend (Gweedore, Co. Donegal)

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