We are delighted to announce two new 1-Day Intensive classes for August, and the setting up of a new Irish Meetup group in Silver Spring! Our Arlington Meetup continues to go from strength to strength. See full details below:
1-Day Introductory Irish,
Saturday Aug 9th, 10 – 5pm.
This class is designed for those who would like to immerse themselves in a challenging yet fun day of Irish learning with Múinteoir Ronan! By the end, students will be able to introduce themselves and talk about their family life, where they live, occupation, likes/dislikes, hobbies, numbers and tell the time!
Who Should Come?
If you’re ready for a new challenge, then be sure to sign up now! This popular course is particularly suitable for anyone who has been thinking about learning Irish for a while or unable to attend our eight-week Introductory Course. Register now! Lunch will also be provided, so please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
1-Day Comhrá Intensive,
Saturday Aug 16th, 10 – 4pm.
As the theme suggests, this day-long class will be focusing on key conversational phrases and improving oral fluency. Discussion, role play, reading texts and games will emphasize developing accurate comhrá and reading among all the participants. Feel free to message Ronan in advance if there are any additional items that you would like covered in this new class. Amongst the notes and freebies, there will also be a lovely new ‘seanfhocal’ (proverb) poster for all attendees!
Who Should Come?
This 1-Day Conversation Intensive is ideal for anyone who has a firm grasp of the basics, and wants to keep progressing with their Irish learning over the summer. It is also well-suited to anyone who needs to brush up or develop their conversational skills, or those students unable to attend our weekly classes. We will begin at 10am in Friendship Heights, and the comhrá will keep flowing until 4pm! As ever, a delicious, ‘an-bhlasta’ lunch will be provided. Register now!
Silver Spring Meetup
begins Thursday July 10th, 6:30pm
Zachary Harmon is looking forward to welcoming Irish learners to a new Meetup at McGinty’s bar in Silver Spring, beginning Thursday July 10th at 6:30pm. We hope this Meetup will give attendees the opportunity to converse in Irish and learn more about Irish culture. Zachary plans to bring an interesting cultural topic each week for discussion, as well as beginner notes for those curious or just starting to learn the language. Your support is greatly appreciated as we try to launch another bi-weekly Meetup for students, particularly those located in north DC and Maryland. Mark it in your calendar now folks, more details to follow soon!
BONUS Arlington Meetup
June 30th at 6:30pm!
There will be a Bonus Meetup on June 30th for those who would like to attend, due to there being five Mondays in June! We will meet again on July 7th as we continue our normal schedule of 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. The location is easily accessible from the Courthouse metro station (Orange Line). Come out the plaza exit and head away from the escalators and AMC, and you will see Bayou Bakery. We will be reviewing chapters 13, 14, 15, and 16 of Buntús Cainte. The early chapters are short exercises which will be very useful to new learners, and a fun review for experienced speakers. Copies of Buntús Cainte can be ordered via www.IrishIsFun.com