Courses for Current UCD Students and Staff

Gaeltacht UCD provides Irish language courses for those who wish to learn or improve their Irish. All Gaeltacht UCD teaching materials are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) guidelines.‌ It is important to register early for the courses to ensure that you are allocated a place. The following courses are available only to current UCD students and staff.

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2022 Language Courses

Registration for January 2022 courses is now closed. All courses commencing January 2022 will be held live on Belfield campus.  Please note that a minimum of 8 participants are required for each level. We advise all learners to take our online placement test in order to ascertain which course level is the most appropriate.  You must use your UCD email address to apply for a course.

All courses commencing January 2022 will be held live on Belfield campus

LEVEL B1: Preparation course for level B1 European Cerificate in Irish Exam

DAY: Wednesday

TIME: 17:15 - 19:00

DURATION: 

  • Trimester 1: 10 weeks (one class per week)
  • Trimester 2: 8 weeks (one class per week)

DATES: 

  • Trimester 1: 29 September, 6 October, 13 October, 20 October, 3 November, 10 November, 17 November, 24 November, 1 December, 8 December 2021
  • Trimester 2: 26 January, 2 February, 9 February, 16 February, 23 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March 2022

REGISTRATION FEE: €10 (non-refundable)

*All of our language courses are provided free of charge, however, a registration fee of €10 is required.

 

EXAM DATES

  • 14 May 2022 - Full exam or oral exam only
  • 20 August 2022 - Oral exam only

All courses commencing January 2022 will be held live on Belfield campus

LEVEL A1: Suitable for those with no prior knowledge of the language e.g. international students

DAY: Tuesday

TIME: 17:15 - 19:00

DURATION: 

  • Trimester 1: 8 weeks (one class per week)
  • Trimester 2: 8 weeks (one class per week)

DATES: 

  • Trimester 1: 28 September, 5 October, 12 October, 19 October, 26 October, 2 November, 9 November, 16 November 2021
  • Trimester 2: 25 January, 1 February, 8 February, 15 February, 22 February, 1 March, 8 March, 15 March 2022

REGISTRATION FEE: Exempt from registration fee

All courses commencing January 2022 will be held live on Belfield campus

LEVEL A1: Suitable for those with no prior knowledge of the language e.g. international students

DAY: Wednesday

TIME: 17:15 - 19:00

DURATION: 

  • Trimester 1: 8 weeks (one class per week)
  • Trimester 2: 8 weeks (one class per week)

DATES: 

  • Trimester 1: 29 September, 6 October, 13 October, 20 October, 27 October, 3 November, 10 November, 17 November 2021
  • Trimester 2: 26 January, 2 February, 9 February, 16 February, 23 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March 2022

REGISTRATION FEE: Exempt from registration fee

All courses commencing January 2022 will be held live on Belfield campus

LEVEL A1: Suitable for those with no prior knowledge of the language e.g. international/visiting staff 

DAY: Wednesday

TIME: 17:15 - 19:00

DURATION: 

  • Trimester 1: 8 weeks (one class per week)
  • Trimester 2: 8 weeks (one class per week)

DATES: 

  • Trimester 1: 29 September, 6 October, 13 October, 20 October, 3 November, 10 November, 17 November, 24 November 2021
  • Trimester 2: 26 January, 2 February, 9 February, 16 February, 23 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March 2022

REGISTRATION FEE: €10 (non-refundable)

*All of our language courses are provided free of charge, however, a registration fee of €10 is required.

All courses commencing January 2022 will be held live on Belfield campus

LEVEL A1: Suitable for those who attended A1 classes previously and who wish to continue at this level

DAY: Wednesday

TIME: 17:15 - 19:00

DURATION: 8 weeks (one class per week)

DATES: 26 January, 2 February, 9 February, 16 February, 23 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March 2022

REGISTRATION FEE: €10 (non-refundable)

*All of our language courses are provided free of charge, however, a registration fee of €10 is required.

All courses commencing January 2022 will be held live on Belfield campus

LEVEL A2: Suitable for those who have some prior experience with Irish e.g. at school

DAY: Wednesday

TIME: 17:15 - 19:00

DURATION: 8 weeks (one class per week)

DURATION: 

  • Trimester 1: 8 weeks (one class per week)
  • Trimester 2: 8 weeks (one class per week)

DATES: 

  • Trimester 1: 29 September, 6 October, 13 October, 20 October, 27 October, 3 November, 10 November, 17 November 2021
  • Trimester 2: 26 January, 2 February, 9 February, 16 February, 23 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March 2022

REGISTRATION FEE: €10 (non-refundable)

*All of our language courses are provided free of charge, however, a registration fee of €10 is required.

All courses commencing January 2022 will be held live on Belfield campus

LEVEL B1: Suitable for those who have experience with the language and who wish to progress 

DAY: Wednesday

TIME: 17:15 - 19:00

DURATION: 

  • Trimester 1: 8 weeks (one class per week)
  • Trimester 2: 8 weeks (one class per week)

DATES: 

  • Trimester 1: 29 September, 6 October, 13 October, 20 October, 27 October, 3 November, 10 November, 17 November 2021
  • Trimester 2: 26 January, 2 February, 9 February, 16 February, 23 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March 2022

REGISTRATION FEE: €10 (non-refundable)

*All of our language courses are provided free of charge, however, a registration fee of €10 is required.

All courses commencing January 2022 will be held live on Belfield campus

LEVEL B2: Suitable for those confident in their abilities and who wish to progress these skills

DAY: Wednesday

TIME: 17:15 - 19:00

DURATION: 

  • Trimester 1: 8 weeks (one class per week)
  • Trimester 2: 8 weeks (one class per week)

DATES: 

  • Trimester 1: 29 September, 6 October, 13 October, 20 October, 27 October, 3 November, 10 November, 17 November 2021
  • Trimester 2: 26 January, 2 February, 9 February, 16 February, 23 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March 2022

REGISTRATION FEE: €10 (non-refundable)

*All of our language courses are provided free of charge, however, a registration fee of €10 is required.

Online course: In addition to the courses listed above, Gaeltacht UCD offers a discount to current UCD staff members who wish to avail of additional online exercises at level B1 (Lower Intermediate) with the external organisation Gaelchultúr. Please note that this an interactive online course (without a teacher) rather than live classes on zoom. Click here to see a sample unit. Further details available at: ranganna.gaeilge@ucd.ie

LEVEL B1: Suitable for those who have experience with the language and who wish to progress 

LENGTH OF THE COURSE: 60-75 hours

NUMBER OF UNITS: 15

REGISTRATION FEE: €35 (non-refundable)