Irish For Primary School Teaching

Online Weekly Course – 29 Weeks
Monday Evenings Online @ 7pm
Commencing 5th September

The course is for students wishing to enrol on a Professional Master in Education PME (Primary Teaching), post graduate degree, but have not achieved at least a H4 in their Leaving Cert Irish Exam. This course is designed specifically for students who are no longer in full time Second Level education and who may not have studied Irish in a number of years. Our teachers on this course have years of experience supporting students of all abilities excel in the Irish exam.

Students who enroll on this course will also be provided with support for the TEG oral examination free of charge.

Students on this course will also receive the following:

  • A comprehensive ‘Irish for Primary School Teaching’ book of notes developed by our expert teachers.
  • Access to live recordings of all the classes for revision.
  • Access to expert teachers
  • Answers to their questions
  • Exam strategies & examiner insights

Please note, this course takes place via weekly online classes, every Monday at 7pm.

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Who will be teaching this course?

The teacher for this course is Nuala Uí Cheallaigh.

Nuala Uí Cheallaigh is an Irish teacher with over 20 years teaching experience.

Nuala’s unique teaching style inspires students to be more confident and self-assured in the subject. She provides her students with the skills necessary to master both the Irish language and the requirements of the syllabus.

Nuala has a deep understanding of the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate examination process having worked as a corrector with the State Examinations Commission (SEC) for 13 years.

Nuala holds a BA from University College Dublin, a H.dip from Trinity College Dublin and an M.Ed from the University of Ulster.

She works as an Academic Tutor on the University of Limerick’s teacher training programme. In addition, she is a post primary, (school) student teacher placement tutor with the University of Limerick and the National University of Ireland Maynooth. Nuala has also provided Dian chúrsa Gaeilge for students of Dublin City University’s B.Ed programme.

Nuala edited an Irish textbook for the new Junior Cycle syllabus and was awarded the All Island Entrepreneur Educator of the Year in 2007.

The tutor for the course is Luke Rock.

When do classes take place?

This is a weekly online course. The classes are held every Monday evening at 7pm. You can see the weekly schedule here.

Who is this course for?

The course is for students wishing to enrol on a Professional Masters in Education PME (Primary Teaching), post graduate degree, but have not achieved at least a H4 in their Leaving Cert Irish Exam.

This course is designed specifically for students who are no longer in full time second level education and who may not have studied Irish in a number of years.

What are the entry requirements for the Professional Masters in Education PME (Primary Teaching)?

You can find the current entry requirements for the Professional Masters in Education PME (Primary Teaching) course in DCU here.

The course will run over 29 weeks, commencing Monday 5 September. The course will include a significant emphasis on the Oral exam, with plenty of opportunity to practice your spoken Irish skills with your peers and within a Mock oral exam setting.

Course features:

  1. 2 hour online class once per week.
  2. One on site or live streamed tutorial per month.
  3. Homework exercises set and corrected with feedback provided to students.
  4. Onsite mock exams in March.
  5. Mock oral before Christmas and two mock orals after Christmas.
WeekWeek CommencingNote
15th Sept 2022First Week
212th Sept 2022
319th Sept 2022
426th Sept 2022
53rd Oct 2022
610th Oct 2022
717th Oct 2022
824th Oct 2022
N/A31st Oct 2022Mid-Term
97th Nov 2022
1014th Nov 2022
1121st Nov 2022
1228th Nov 2022
135th Dec 2022
1412th Dec 2022
N/A19th Dec 2022Christmas
N/A26th Dec 2022Christmas
N/A2nd Jan 2023Christmas
159th Jan 2023
1616th Jan 2023
1723rd Jan 2023
1830th Jan 2023
196th Feb 2023St. Brigid's Bank Holiday*
N/A13th Feb 2023Mid-Term
2020th Feb 2023
2127th Feb 2023
226th March 2023
N/A14th March 2023St. Patrick's Day
2320th March 2023
2427th March 2023
N/A3rd April 2023Easter
N/A10th April 2023Easter
2517th April 2023
2624th April 2023
271st May 2023May Bank Holiday**
288th May 2023
2915th May 2023Final Week

*Classes will be taught on Bank Holiday Monday 6th Feb ’23
**No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May’23. Classes will be taught instead on Monday 22nd May.

Please note:

  • Please note, this course takes via weekly online classes.

The fee for this course is €1,750.

You may pay this in full or choose to pay over two installments.

Please note:

  • Credit/ Debit Card payments accepted
  • 10% reduction for the second and subsequent members of the same family, attending the same courses. Please contact our office to avail of this discount.
  • Fees are non-transferable

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from classes that I was absent from?

A: Yes, however you must deal directly with your teacher in relation to this.