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

  • ID: 1167

◾Gaelcholáiste Cholumba provides courses in Irish for students at the following levels:
•Separate class for students starting First Year in September.
•Separate class for student starting Second Year in September.
•Separate class for students starting in Third Year in September.
•Separate class for Pre-Leaving Certificate group.
•Separate class for Primary School students (4th/5th/6th).
◾Gaelcholáiste Cholumba adopts a strict policy with regard to all it’s students speaking “as Gaeilge”.
◾Our modern teaching styles and methods ensure that every student achieves real progress whilst enjoying the vibrant and energetic nature of our classes.

ORAL IRISH
•Our Irish summer courses provide daily classes in Oral work.
•Our Irish courses place significant emphasis on speaking the language everyday.
•We incorporate Oral course material from the Junior Certificate Syllabus and the Leaving Certificate Syllabus into our Oral classwork.
•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 .
•Students learn to converse “as Gaeilge” as confidently as they would in English on everyday topics such as attending a school match, discussing their favourite pastimes, discussing their family holidays and so on.
•Students role play a series of everyday situations and are constantly interacting with each other and with the Irish teachers “as Gaeilge” .
•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.
•We incorporate Aural course material from the Junior Certificate Syllabus and the Leaving Certificate Syllabus into our Aural classwork.
•We also incorporate Aural work in the Irish Summer Course for Primary school students. We work on Aural exercises that appear in the Drumcondra test.

WRITTEN WORK
•Finally this course teaches students “the golden rules” of Irish grammar.
•Gaelcholáiste Cholumba also places a significant emphasis on developing solid writing skills “as Gaeilge”.
•Our enthusiastic Irish teachers teach students how to structure sentences properly.
•This Irish Course teaches and explains Irish grammar and makes it simple for our students to understand.
•Students learn new vocabulary everyday and are shown how to write sentences and paragraphs correctly incorporating this new vocabulary.
•Students learn how to write the material that they speak orally each day.
•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 into our Written classwork.

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.

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★ IRISH EASTER CAMPS
(Venue:Old Belvedere, R.F.C, Ballsbridge, D4)

  • ID: 1165

Easter Dates

Camp 1:     Monday, 26th March – Thursday, 29th March
Camp 2:     Tuesday, 3rd April – Friday, 6th April
Times:        9:00am – 3.00pm
Fee:              €125

•Students gain confidence in speaking “as Gaeilge”.
•Students start each activity with a short Irish lesson.
•Each lesson introduces the student to the new vocabulary and phrases associated with each activity.
•Students have a choice of twenty activities to engage in during the course of each week.
•The Irish camps have a different theme each week, for example: Adventure, Creativity, Sports, Extravaganza, Safari, Exploration, Myths & Legends and so on. Students learn different vocabulary and phrases each week.
•Students are also taught how to structure sentences and all students learn some Irish grammar each day.

                     
Download Irish Easter Camps Brochure 2018    
Download Irish Easter Booking Form 2018   
Online Irish Easter Camp Booking Form (coming soon)  

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★ IRISH SUMMER CAMPS
(Venue: U.C.D.)

  • ID: 1164

Summer Dates

Week 1: Tuesday, 5th June – Friday, 8th June
Week 2: Monday, 11th June – Friday, 15th June
Week 3: Monday, 18th June – Friday, 22rd June
Week 4: Monday, 25th June – Friday, 29th June
Week 5: Monday, 2nd July – Friday, 6th July
Week 6: Monday, 9th July – Friday, 13th July
Week 7: Monday, 16th July – Friday, 20th July
Week 8: Monday, 23rd July – Friday, 27th July
Week 9: Tuesday, 30th July – Friday, 3rd August
Week 10: Monday, 7th August – Friday, 10th August
Week 11: Monday, 13th August – Friday, 17th August
Fee:             €140

•Gaelcholáiste Cholumba provides Irish Summer Camps for students aged (4-5), (6-8),(9-12).
•These camps are activity based.
•Students engage in twenty activities “as gaeilge” each week including Singing, Dancing, Art, Lego, Animation, Arts & Crafts, Drama, Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, GAA, Rounders, Science Experiments, Soccer, Film, Story Telling, Tip Rugby, Tin Whistle, Tennis, Treasure Hunts and Volleyball.
•Students begin each activity with a short Irish Class introducing them to vocabulary and phrases needed for that activity.
•Students are also taught how to structure sentences and all students learn some Irish grammar each day which will help all students improve their sentence structure.

                     
Download Irish Summer Camps Brochure 2018    
Download Irish Summer Camps Booking Form 2018   
Online Booking Form (coming soon)  

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Gaelcholáiste Cholumba Summer Timetable for Irish Courses at U.C.D.

  • ID: 149

Irish Summer Courses 2016
Format of a typical day/ Amhchlár an Lae
Morning Classes/Ranganna na Maidine:              10:00am – 11:30am
Morning Break/Sos Maidine:                                  11:30am – 11:45am
Morning Classes/ Ranganna na Maidine:             11:45am  – 1:15pm
Lunch/Lón:                                                                 1:15pm  – 2:00pm
Afternoon Activities/Gníomhaíochtaí larnóna:     2:00pm  – 4:00pm
Céilí, Damhsa agus Ceol/Céilí, Dancing&Music     7:30pm – 9:00pm
Dé Máirt agus Déardaoi/Tuesday & Thursday

Afternoon Activities
Gníomhaíochtaí larnóna
A wide variety from/Réimse leathan ó:

Soccer/Sacar & Rugby/Rugbaí    Badminton/Badmantan
Rounders/Cluiche Corr                Volleyball/Eitpheil
Drama/Drama                                Singing/Amhránaíocht
Arts & Crafts/Ceardaíocht           Music/Ceol
Céilí/Céilí                                        Dance/Rince

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Irish Summer Courses June/July/August 2016

  • ID: 62

Download Irish Summer Courses Brochure (Ages 12-18) and (8/9-12) Download Irish Summer Courses Booking Form (Ages 12-18) and (8/9-12) Irish Summer Courses are provided by Gaelcholáiste Cholumba in U.C.D. for  two week periods throughout the summer. Classes are arranged according to age and level. Students are grouped (12-15) and (15-17).  We also have…

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