Irish 101: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture

Online Course

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Irish 101: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture

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Irish 101: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture
The course Irish 101: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture is an online class provided by Dublin City University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Get an introduction to Ireland’s culture by learning the basics of the Irish language.
Course description
  • Engage with Irish culture and history through language
  • 4 weeks
  • Ireland is home to a unique language and a vibrant Gaelic culture.
  • On this course, you’ll discover how Irish people drew inspiration from nature to create their own unique script and alphabet.
  • You’ll explore Ireland’s rich culture of dance, Gaelic games, music, storytelling and literature. And you’ll gain an insight into the language of Ireland and the people who speak it.
  • So take the first step on your journey to learn one of the oldest literary languages in Europe.
  • Bígí linn – join us!
  • Introduction to the Irish language
  • Ogham and the first writing in Irish
  • The alphabet & pronunciation
  • Greetings, blessings and curses
  • Irish names and mythology
  • Me, my family and where I come from
  • An overview of the Gaeltachtaí and other cultural places in Ireland
  • Numbers and counting
  • The home and social life
  • Amenities, directions and Gaelic sport
  • Introduction to the Irish language
  • Ogham and the first writing in Irish
  • The alphabet & pronunciation
  • Greetings, blessings and curses
  • Irish names and mythology
  • Me, my family and where I come from
  • An overview of the Gaeltachtaí and other cultural places in Ireland
  • Numbers and counting
  • The home and social life
  • Amenities, directions and Gaelic sport
  • Engage with the Irish language through culture
  • Explore the beginnings of the written language through learning about OGHAM and the origins of the Irish alphabet
  • Discuss greetings, blessings and curses in the Irish language
  • Discuss where you and your people come from
  • Describe your family, your home and your interests
  • Compare Irish names and gain an understanding of naming conventions in Irish
  • Explore the cultural association of the language with mythology, sport and music
  • Identify the Gaeltachtaí or Irish speaking areas where Irish is the main language of communication
  • This course is aimed at anyone interested in Irish language, history and culture.
  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin City University is a young, dynamic and ambitious Irish university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation.

Prerequisites & Facts

Irish 101: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture

Course Topic

History, Language

University, College, Institution

Dublin City University

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Irish 101: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Dublin City University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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