Module Identifier IR11220  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr William Mahon  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite Leaving-certificate Irish (Higher), A level or equivalent standard  
Mutually Exclusive IR10620 and IR10710, GC10620, GC10720  
Course delivery Lecture   44 Hours  
Assessment Oral examination     20%  
  Continuous assessment   weekly/fortnightly written assignments   20%  
  Exam   2 Hours Written Exam   60%  
  Resit assessment   2 Hours written exam   100%  

Brief description

This course is aimed at those who wish to consolidate their existing knowledge of Irish, partly through the study of literary texts and partly through linguistic exercises.

Learning outcomes

On the successful completion of this module:

1. You will be able to hold a conversation in Irish with confidence.
2. You will be able to follow simple lectures in Irish.
3. You will be able to participate in discussion through the medium of Irish.
4. You will have an extensive knowledge of grammar.
5. You will be able to distinguish features of the major dialect groupings.
6. You will have read several selections of contemporary prose and poetry.
7. You will be able to discuss the literary and social contexts of the selected texts.
8. You will be able to write short compositions in simple, correct Irish.