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(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.

•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

•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.

•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.

•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.

•Gaelcholáiste Cholumba provides courses in Irish for students at the following levels:
Ages: (16-18)
Ages: (12-15)
Ages: (8-12)
Separate Classes for primary school students, (ages 8-12) years of age.

Key Learning Outcomes:
              ▶ Proficiency in speaking Gaeilge in everyday situations
              ▶ Competency in Aural work and
              ▶ Enhanced Writing Skills.

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(Venue: Old Belvedere RFC, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, D4)

  • ID: 1164

Summer Dates

Week 1: Tuesday, 4th June – Friday, 7th June
Week 2: Monday, 10th June – Friday, 14th June
Week 3: Monday, 17th June – Friday, 21st June
Week 4: Monday, 24th June – Friday, 28th June
Week 5: Monday, 1st July – Friday, 5th July
Week 6: Monday, 8th July – Friday, 12th July
Week 7: Monday, 15th July – Friday, 19th July
Week 8: Monday, 22nd July – Friday, 26th July
Week 9: Monday, 29th July – Friday, 2nd August
Week 10: Tuesday, 6th August – Friday, 9th August
Week 11: Monday, 12th August – Friday, 16th August

Fee:             €135

•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 2019    
Download Irish Summer Camps Booking Form 2019   
Online Booking Form 2019  

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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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Irish Summer Camps July & August 2016

  • ID: 148