Ranganna / Classes Sept – Dec 2012

See below for detailed class descriptions. All classes take place in Friendship Heights, DC

Sept / Oct 2012

Rang 1 (Introductory). Tues 6:15 – 7:30pm. Dates: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16.
This class is designed for anyone learning Irish for the first time!
Registration includes course notes and binder.
Register now: $180.

Rang 2C. Tues 7:40 – 9:00pm. Dates: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16.
Topics: Descriptions, Biography, My House, Looking for Things, My Body, Aches & Pains.  FULL

– Ard Rang A1. Thurs 6:15 – 7:30pm. Dates: Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18.
Register now: $140
Download syllabus here. Access audio resources here.

– Ard Rang A2. Thurs 7:40 – 9:00pm. Dates: Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18.
Register now: $140
Download syllabus hereAccess audio resources here.

1-Day Intermediate Intensive (with Ronan). Saturday Nov 3, 9 – 4pm.
Lunch provided. Course will cover topics not included in current 6-week courses.
Please message Ronan in advance if there are any new topics you would like to cover!
Cost: $135. Register by Oct 21 for Early Bird Rate of $115.

Nov / Dec 2012:

– Rang 1 (Introductory). Tues 6:15 – 7:30pm. Dates: Nov 13, 20 27, Dec 4, 11, 18.
This class is designed for anyone learning Irish for the first time!
Registration includes course notes and binder.
Cost: $180. Register by Oct 25 for Early Bird Rate of $159.

– Rang 2B. Tues 7:40 – 9:00pm. Dates: Nov 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18.
Topics: Months & Seasons, Short Films, News, Possessive Adjectives, The Present Tense.
Cost: $160. Register by Oct 25 for Early Bird Rate of $139.

– Ard Rang A1. Thurs 6:15 – 7:30pm.
Dates: Nov 8, 15, (No class – Thanksgiving), 29, Dec 6, 13, 20.
Cost: $140. Register by Oct 25 for Early Bird Rate of $119.
Download syllabus here. Access audio resources here.

Class Descriptions

1) Rang 1 (Introductory) is a 6-week course for those who have never learned Irish. It is a fun yet challenging introduction to conversational Irish. By the end of this course students will be able to introduce themselves and talk about their family life, where they live, occupation, likes/dislikes, hobbies, numbers, tell the time, days of the week and more.

2) Rang 2 classes provide a foundation in a range of conversational topics. Anyone who has attended Rang 1 may enroll in any of the Rang 2 courses. Course content (A – C, formerly referred to as Rang 2, 3, 4) will rotate throughout the teaching year. Topics:

Rang 2A: Prepositions, Emotions, Weather, The Verbal Noun, Food and Drink.

Rang 2B: Months & Seasons, Short Films, News, Possessive Adjectives, The Present Tense.

Rang 2C: Descriptions, Biography, My House, Looking for Things, My Body, Aches and Pains.

3) Students are advised to complete all Rang 2 classes (A – C) before advancing to the Ard Rang (Advanced Class). The Ard Rang is conducted almost entirely through the medium of Irish, and follows the TEG  (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge/The European Certificate in Irish) syllabus, as developed by The Language Centre in NUI Maynooth, Ireland. The TEG is a system of certification for adult learners of Irish. If a student decides that they would like to take the TEG test, the nearest testing centre is in New York, and examinations take place every April/May.

If you would like to work towards sitting the TEG A1 exam (in 2013 or 2014) then you should opt for Ard Rang A1. In each term the teacher will facilitate your study of topics related to the A1 exam. Students should download and print out the syllabus for class.

Can’t make all the classes? You can pay for single classes here.

Note: Classes require a minimum of six students. Course credit is given for student cancellations within 48 hours of the first class. Refunds will only be issued if a course does not run.  If you have any questions regarding a course, please click here.

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