Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Modern Irish (Language and Literature)
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Fortnightly language exercises  (2,500 words)  30%
Semester Assessment Oral examination  Oral examination  20%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Examination  written examination  50%
Supplementary Assessment Fortnightly language exercises  (2,500 words) -Resit any failed elements  30%
Supplementary Exam Oral examination  -Resit any failed elements  20%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Arholiad  Resit any failed elements  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Hold an extended conversation in Irish.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of basic grammar, including the autonomous forms of the verb, the subjunctive mood, the genitive of all noun classes, relative clauses, indirect statements, and diverse copula constructions.

3. Follow simple lectures in Irish.

4. Participate in simple discussions through the medium of Irish.

5. Locate, contextualise and analyze the social and literary dimensions of the literary works studied.

Brief description

This module consolidates the basic grammar of Modern Irish acquired in the previous modules, in both written and spoken contexts. It will enable students to hold conversations and discsusions in Irish, to write short essays in Irish, as well as follow simple lectures in the Irish language.


The module consists of language classes that cover the following topics:
• Irish grammar: autonomous forms of the verb, the subjunctive mood, the genitive of all noun classes, relative clauses, indirect statements, and diverse copule constructions.
• Translation from Irish into English, and English into Irish.
• Literary study of selected texts from the oral literature of the Gaeltacht and from modern prose: twentieth century texts (poetry, short stories); a study of the history of Irish literature from 1600 to the present, with readings of selected texts.
The module is at CQFW Level 5.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Oral and written communication skills will be developed throughout the module on a weekly basis, and written examination.
Improving own Learning and Performance By independent research; tutor feedback on written work and oral contribution in class; developing time/work management skills; reflecting upon presentational skills and other written work.
Information Technology Students will be encouraged to make use of suitable language-learning audio-visual material from the web. Students will also be expected to word-process their work and make use of relevant digital humanities resources.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will develop a range of transferable skills, including time management and communication skills, which may help them identify their personal strengths as they consider potential career paths.
Problem solving Students are expected to note and respond to linguistic and grammatical problems which arise as part of the study of this subject area and to undertake suitable research for seminars and essays.
Research skills Through independent research for written assignments, oral contribution in class, and examination. Using electronic research resources.
Subject Specific Skills Students will improve and deepen their knowledge of the Irish language.
Team work Students will be expected to play an active part in group activities and discussion.


This module is at CQFW Level 5