Yeats College now enrolling for Irish summer college

Yeats College Galway has this week announced the return of its much sought after Irish language college. Now in its sixth year, Coláiste Yeats offers two-week day courses for Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate, and primary school students.

The first course for Junior and Leaving Certificate students commences on June 16, with a second course commencing on June 30. The summer camp designed for fifth and sixth class primary school students also starts on June 30.

Yeats Irish Language College provides a specially tailored course for the current generation of students who want to master the Irish language in a hugely enjoyable and productive setting, covering the Irish course curriculum while also allowing students to have fun through the optional activity modules. The courses have been extensively researched by the college and designed to cultivate a real engagement with the language at the various levels. They are modern and relevant, helping students to develop a better understanding of the language through classroom based learning in the morning and adventure filled activities through Irish in the afternoon.

Principal of Yeats College, Terry Fahy, promises that the course will celebrate and cultivate a love of the Irish language while also thoroughly preparing students for their Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations.

“This course has been carefully researched to ensure that students take away lasting memories and an improved command of the language,” he said. “The Leaving and Junior Cert curriculum based classes will give students an excellent headstart for the upcoming school year, and the revision notes will be invaluable come exam time.

“All courses are delivered by our qualified second level Irish language teachers who possess a second-to-none knowledge of the course curriculum. The classroom based component of the college will cover the key areas of poetry, prose, essay writing, reading, grammar and listening comprehension. A major emphasis will also be placed on oral exam preparation,” Mr Fahy added.

Students are divided into three groups: pre-Junior Certificate, pre-Leaving Certificate, and pre-Junior Certificate for fifth and sixth class primary school students. The summer camp designed for fifth and sixth class primary students will cover vocabulary, grammar, conversation skills, aural comprehension, and creative writing. This course will help to give primary school students an excellent introduction to the second level curriculum.

The afternoon activities, through Irish, which are available for fifth and sixth class students and pre-Junior Certificate students offer a combination of adrenaline-filled water sports activities coupled with team sports, ceilis, quizzes, and tours. These optional activities will help students to put their language skills to the test in a relaxed and fun environment.

All courses are two weeks in duration, Monday to Friday. The primary school students’ course runs from 9am to 3pm, the pre-Leaving Cert classroom-based courses run from 9am to 3pm, and the pre-Junior Certificate course is available 9am to 4pm. Yeats College is conveniently located on College Road in Galway city.

For more information on the Irish language college, or any of the courses provided at Yeats College, go to www.yeatscollege.ie or call 091 533500.

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