Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Introduction to Modern Irish Language II
Academic Year
Semester 2
Mutually Exclusive
Mutually Exclusive
Mutually Exclusive
Mutually Exclusive

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Fortnightly language exercises  20%
Semester Exam Oral exam (10 minute)  10%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   2 hour written exam  70%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   2 hour written exam  70%
Supplementary Assessment exercises  20%
Supplementary Assessment oral exam  10%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

hold a simple conversation in Irish making use of the above-mentioned grammatical and syntactical points at a level approximate to ability Level A1 of the Common European Framework for Language Learning

use the noun in the genitive case

use the personal forms of the preposition

use the verb ‘to be’ in the habitual, future, and conditional tenses

use the regular and irregular verbs in the present habitual, future, and conditional tenses

display some familiarity with contemporary Gaeltacht culture

Brief description

This module, along with IR10620, provides an introduction to the basic structure of the Irish language and expanding the student’s knowledge of spoken and written Irish, as well as contemporary Irish-language culture.
Weekly lessons will focus on specific topics, gradually introducing and consolidating key grammatical structures and concepts.
Upon finishing this module the student can expect to attain competence approximating to level A1 of the European Common Framework for Language Learning.


Week 1: Revision of basic structures and vocabulary
Week 2: Possession; genitive constructions
Week 3: The family; the present habitual tense
Week 4: Likes and dislikes; copula constructions
Week 5: Hobbies and past-times; verbal noun constructions
Week 6: Making plans; the future tense
Week 7: Conditional mood
Week 8: Reading of short text
Week 9: Reading of short text
Week 10: Seáinín Smaoiseach; contemporary Gaeltacht culture
Week 11: Revision of main grammatical structures

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number N/A
Communication Through student’s increasing competence in Irish language
Improving own Learning and Performance Through self-study based on audiovisual material supplementing classes
Information Technology Through use of online resources relating to contemporary Irish-language culture
Personal Development and Career planning Through one-to-one discussion with lecturer, where appropriate
Problem solving Through students applying their growing knowledge of Irish grammar to make informed decisions about when to use grammatical features accurately?
Research skills Through the development of literacy skills in Irish
Subject Specific Skills Through student’s increasing competence in Irish language and familiarity with Irish-language culture, providing them with a sound basis required for further study of Irish language/Irish literature/ Irish Studies/Celtic Studies.
Team work N/A


This module is at CQFW Level 4