Module Identifier IR22120  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr William Mahon  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite Modern Irish Level 1  
Course delivery Lecture   44 Hours  
Assessment End of semester assessment     30%  
  Exam   2 Hours   70%  

Brief description

Language classes: Irish grammar; translation from Irish into English and English into Irish. Literary study of selected 20th-century texts (poetry, short stories); and a study of the history of Irish literature from 1600 to the present, with readings of selected texts.

Learning outcomes

On the successful completion of this module:

1. You will be able to hold an extended conversation in Irish.

2. You will have a working knowledge of the language's basic grammar, including the
autonomous forms of the verb, the subjunctive mood, the genitive of all noun classes, relative clauses, indirect statement, and diverse copula constructions.   

3. You will be able to follow simple lectures in Irish.

4. You will be able to participate in simple discussion through the medium of Irish

5. You will be able to write short, simple essays in Irish.

6. You will have read short selections from the oral literature of the Gaeltacht and from modern prose.

7. You will be able to discuss the social and literary context of these reading selections.