Yeats College Galway has this week announced the return of its much sought after Irish language college. In its fourth year, Colaiste Yeats offers a two-week day course for Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate, and primary school students.
The first course for Junior and Leaving Certificate students commences on June 17 with a second course commencing on July 1. The course designed for fifth and sixth class primary school students also starts on July 1.
Yeats Irish Language College promises to provide a more appropriate course for the current generation of students, 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 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. The curriculum based classes will give students an excellent head-start for the upcoming school year, and the revision notes will be invaluable come exam time,” he said.
“Both courses are delivered by our qualified 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 primary level for fifth and sixth class primary school students. The primary level course for fifth and sixth class primary students will cover vocabulary, grammar, conversation skills, aural comprehension, and creative writing.
The afternoon activities, through Irish, 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 with the other courses running from 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.