Bliain Úr = Ranganna Nua
New year, new classes! This January will be a vibrant time for Irish in Washington DC, with Introductory Rang 1 beginning January 7th, and Intermediate Rang 2 and Ard Rang courses kicking off the following week. The 8-week Introductory course runs only twice annually, and there are only a few spaces remaining for January. With class sizes limited, and Early Bird rates ending soon, now really is the best time to register your intent for 2014! See below for all class details.
Beginner (Rang 1): Fáilte – Welcome to learning Irish! This class is for anyone new or just beginning to acquire the ‘cúpla focal’. This 8-week course is offered twice annually, in January and September. Here we cover all the basics and prepare students for the Intermediate class. 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, describe how they feel and more!
Upcoming Course: Tues Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25. Time: 6:15 – 7:30pm. Small class size. Class is held in the Chevy Chase Pavilion, directly above Friendship Heights Metro. CLASS FULL
Intermediate (Rang 2): These courses run throughout the year, and are suitable for anyone who has taken the Rang 1 Beginner level class (but not sitting a TEG examination). Each 6-week Rang 2 course covers a different range of topics, with a strong emphasis placed on developing conversation and confidence in Irish. This course is also a good option for anyone who has previously learned Irish, but not spoken the language for a while. Course topics include The Weather, Verbal Nouns, Describing People, Greetings, Prepositions ‘ag’ and ‘ar’, Conversation Phrases, Proverbs and a song!
Upcoming Course: Tues Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18. Time: 7:40 – 9pm. Class size is limited. Register by Dec 31st for Early Bird rate!
Advanced (Ard Rang): Buail isteach linn! These 6-week courses are designed for experienced students of Irish.
Upcoming course: Thursday Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20. Time: 6:30 – 8pm. Class size is limited. Register by Dec 31st for Early Bird rate!
Throughout the year we also run our popular 1-Day Intensive courses. Our next Introductory and Intermediate Intensives are scheduled for April 2014.