★ IRISH SUMMER COURSES    (Venue: U.C.D.)

TEENAGERS

  • Gaelcholáiste Cholumba provides courses in Irish for students at the following levels:    Ages (12-15) and (15-17) and (Sixth class students starting in First Year in September).
  • Gaelcholáiste Cholumba adopts a strict policy with regard to all it’s students speaking “as Gaeilge”.

ORAL IRISH

  • Our Irish summer courses provide daily classes in Oral work.
  • Our Irish courses for teenagers place significant emphasis on speaking the language everyday.
  • We incorporate Oral course material from the Junior Certificate Syllabus and the Leaving Certificate Syllabus.
  • Our daily Oral Irish classes are very dynamic and interactive.
  • In addition we also provide 1:1 Oral Irish sessions with a designated Irish teacher on a daily basis.
  • Our emphasis on the spoken word continues into the afternoon when students participate in a wide variety of afternoon activities while continuing to speak “as Gaeilge” in a more informal setting .
  • We provide prizes each day to students who have made every effort to improve their Oral Irish skills

AURAL WORK

  • Many students find this part of the course difficult.•We work very closely with each student to enable him/her to improve their competency in Aural work. (Teacher Student ratio 1:10)
  • We incorporate Aural course material from the Junior Certificate Syllabus and the Leaving Certificate Syllabus.

WRITTEN WORK 

  • Finally this course teaches students “the golden rules” of Irish grammar.
  • All students on our Irish courses improve their written work significantly.
  • Students are provided with handouts and the written work they cover is based on past examination papers.
  • We emphaize Grammar, Structuring Sentences, Writing Letters, Post-cards, Writing Stories, Scripts and Essays.
  • We incorporate Written course material from the Junior Certificate Syllabus and the Leaving Certificate Syllabus.

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES “as Gaeilge”

  • Gaelcholáiste Cholumba provides a wide variety of afternoon activities to suit all tastes.
  • The afternoon programme includes Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Rounders, Soccer and Swimming as well as Drama, Singing, Arts and Crafts, Film and Animation.
  • Key Learning Outcomes:             

 ▶ Proficiency in speaking Gaeilge in everyday situations             

 ▶ Competency in Aural work and             

 ▶ Enhanced Writing Skills.