Coláiste Eoin Finglas


An Ghaeilge i gColáiste Eoin

Tá dearcadh dearfach i leith na Gaeilge i gColáiste Eoin. Déanaimid iarracht ár ndaltaí a spreagadh chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt lasmuigh den seomra ranga. Tugtar deis do daltaí sa 2ú & sa 5ú bhliain freastal ar Choláiste Gaeilge sa Ghaeltacht trí scéim scolaireachta an CDETB. Cuirimid imeachtaí ar siúl i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge – toraíocht taisce, tráth na gceist, comórtas teanga & ealáine agus mar sin de; bíonn caife Gaeilge ar síul again sa scoil gach seachtain.

Gaeilge at Junior Cycle

The aim of Junior Cycle Irish is to improve your ability to communicate through Irish. You will focus on improving your language skills through concentrating on four areas; your spoken language through speaking; your listening skills through listening to others, CDs and podcasts; your written skills through writing in Irish, and your reading skills through reading passages, poems and stories written in Irish.

Is learning Irish anything like what I did in primary school?

Of course learning Irish is similar to what you have already learned. You will build on the many activities you have carried out in primary school such as creative writing, talking ‘as Gaeilge’ in pairs and in groups, listening to radio clips, watching TV clips and reading from a range of Irish poems and stories. All of the Irish you have learned so far will be of great help to you in Junior Cycle Irish.

What will I learn in Irish?

Some of the things you will learn include:

· how to develop your skills of communication through Irish.

· how to use the Irish that you already have and add to it!

· how to develop your skills in listening, reading, and speaking in Irish.

· how to write letters, postcards, essays, and stories in Irish.

How will I learn Irish?

· Some of the things you may do with your teacher and your classmates are:

· participate in cultural activities such as singing, dancing and drama

· make use of the Irish language you already have

· participate in ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge‘ events

· Use Irish textbooks and dictionaries, as well as other resources

· use ICT software and the internet to develop your language skills

· work in pairs and/or in groups.

Gaeilge at Leaving Cert level

Leaving Certificate Irish builds upon the language developed during Junior Cycle. All four language skills are further developed in order to enable the learner take an active part in the bilingual society in which we live in today in Ireland. The learner is encouraged to develop and share her/his views on a range of topics. The learner is also prepared during Senior Cycle for further study in or through Irish.

Irish is assessed at three levels i.e. Foundation Level, Ordinary Level or Higher Level. The learner‘s oral competency is assessed around Easter of the final year, in an oral examination worth 40%, at each level, of the overall mark, and the other three skills are assessed in June. Aspects of literary works must be studied at Ordinary Level while at Higher Level these same works and additional material must be studied in greater detail. At Higher Level, where higher order thinking is required, it is continually developed during class for example, understanding, analysing, evaluation, and implementation.

Transition Year Irish

T.Y. students study Irish & Irish culture three times a week for three forty minute periods. The Irish TY module changes from year to year, some of the areas the students explore are as follows:

  • An Feilire Ceilteach
  • Teicneolaiocht na Gaeilge
  • Stair na Gaeilge
  • Ogham
  • Logainmneacha
  • An Gaeilge Thart Timpeall Orainn
  • Imeachtaí

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