FAQ

On this page, you will find answers to all Frequently Asked Questions regarding the classes the Conradh na Gaeilge run, click on the question below to be taken to the answer:

 

What are Conradh na Gaeilge's classes?
Where do the classes take place?
When do the classes take place?
What about classes during the day?
And classes on-line?
What level of Irish do I have?
What is Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge?
What price are the courses?
Are discounts available?
How do I sign up?
Do you run Intensive Prep Course?
I would like private tuition, do you provide this?

 

 

What are Conradh na Gaeilge's classes?

They are Irish language classes for adults (18+) for all levels between beginners and fluent speakers. 

 

 

Where do the classes take place?

The classes take place in Dublin in Conradh na Gaeilge's Head Office, 6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, D02VH98 and in Galway in Áras na nGael, 45 Dominick Street Lower, H91 E1NY

 

 

When do the classes take place?

In Dublin, 4 terms are hosted during the year. Spring Term, which takes place between January & April; Summer Term, that takes place during May & July; the August Intensive Course, which happens for 3 weeks in August and Autumn Term, which takes place between September and December. With the exception of the August Intensive Course they are all 10-week terms, with a 2-hour class each week between 19.00 - 21.00. 

There are slight diffences between classes in Dublin and Galway, if you are confused at all and wish to attend in Galway please get in touch with the office there on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

What about classes during the day?

A couple of 'Day-time Short courses' are ran during the year, these are courses that take place during the day, normally between 10.30 - 13.00. Usually these terms last 8 weeks and two levels are available, Refreshers & Intermediate. 

 

 

And classes on-line?

Due to changes that have come into play due to Coronavirus, we have developed a term of classes on-line, they shall be conducted using the software Zoom. You can register for these classes by clicking HERE. Keep an eye on this page for more hints and tricks on how to get the best from your on-line learning experience.

 

 

 

What level of Irish do I have?

Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge in Maynooth have recently brought out an on-line 'Test Yourself' exam. The exam comprises of 60 questions that one can move through at their own pace. After completion, the website will show you the recommended level to begin classes at. To take this test please click HERE.

Beginners 1: A basic course for complete beginners (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge, TEG level A1, www.teg.ie)

Beginners 2: A continuation of Beginners 1, or for those who have previously completed a beginners' course in Irish (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge, TEG level A1)

Bunrang 1: A basic refresher course suitable for people who studied Irish in the past (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level A2)

Bunrang 2: A continuation of Bunrang 1 (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level A2)

Meánrang 1: For people with a reasonably good understanding of Irish but lack confidence in speaking the language (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level B1)

Meánrang 2: A continuation of Meánrang 1 (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level B2)

Ardrang 1: For people with good Irish who wish to improve their pronunciation, grammar, sayings and vocabulary (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level B2/C1)

Rang Cruinnis: For people with good Irish who want to achieve a higher level of accuracy, particularly in the written language. The course is  suitable for people who use Irish regularly in their work. (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge level C2)

The teaching staff at Conradh na Gaeilge use TEG's (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge) framework to structure their courses. Each teacher has the freedom to cover their own material also. This course will help those looking to sit the official TEG exams, however it is entirely up to the individual learner to prepare suitably for those exams. A wide range of topics will be covered in the classes: conversational Irish, Irish grammatical structures, listening exercises, reading and more.

 

 

What is Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge?

Conradh na Gaeilge's courses are compatible with the European Certificate in Irish (TEG) syllabi from National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM). While Conradh na Gaeilge does not run any official TEG examinations as part of its courses, any student interested in completing the certificate can contact NUIM directly at the number below.

TEG is an exam system for adult learners of Irish from the basic level (A1/A2) to the intermediate level (B1/B2) to the higher level (C1/C2). This testing system was developed in the Languages Unit of NUIM in order to provide an examination system for adult Irish learners in Ireland and abroad who would like to plan their study and see the results of their learning on a personal and professional basis.

TEG exams are currently being offered at 5 levels - A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1 in various centres around the country (Maynooth, Gaoth Dobhair, Letterkenny, Castlebar, An Spidéal, Limerick, Cork, Kilkenny, Kilarney, and Belfast) and in five centres abroad - New York, Paris, Prague, Ottawa, and Sydney. This system helps learners to structure their study and receive recognition for the progress they have made. Also, it gives proof to employers of language ability when selecting job candidates.

The Language Unit is continuously working to provide teaching material for tutors/organisations who wish to steer their learners in the direction of TEG. Teaching materials are available at levels A1, A2, B1, and B2 and can be accessed on-line. Syllabi and directions have been set out for the other levels and work is currently underway on the teaching material.

Further information (sample exam papers, syllabi, teaching material and more) can be accessed at www.teg.ie or by contacting:

Aisling Ní Bheacháin,
Ionad na dTeangacha, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Má Nuad.
Phone: 01 708 6417 

 

 

What price are the courses?

The classes cost between €145 and €190 depending on the amount of weeks in the term, the length of the classes and the location of the class venue. 

 

 

Are discounts available?

Discounts are available in some situations: if you are returning to our classes, if you are on the pension, if you are unemployed or a student. You only need to get in touch with Ciarán or the Ard-Oifig on +353 (0) 1 475 7401 to get the discount code. 

 

 

How do I sign up?

You can sign-up HERE or you can call the office on +353 (0) 1 475 7401. We accept card (VISA, Mastercard) online and over the phone. In exceptional cases we can accept cash or cheque.  

 

 

Do you run Intensive Prep Courses?

We run preparation courses a couple of times a year, courses to prepare learners for the Irish language interview for entry onto the Hibernia course and courses for those preparing for the TEG B1 level oral exam. These courses are announced over our websites and social media. If you would like to be kept up-to-date with these courses specifically, please contact Ciarán on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

I would like private tution, do you provide this?

We do not have an official system to accept private tuition however if you forward all information to Ciarán i.e which level you need, where you are situated and how many hours in a week you need etc. he can circulate this information with the teachers' panel. If a teacher accepts them, the agreement will be between yourself and the teacher, privately. 

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