Irish For Primary School Teaching
Online Weekly Course – 29 Weeks
4th September 2023 – 13th May 2024
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:
- Access to live recordings of all the classes for revision.
- Access to expert teachers
- Answers to their questions
- Exam strategies & examiner insights
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 14 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 previously with the National University of Ireland Maynooth. Nuala has also provided Dianchúrsa 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, Marino Institute of Education, Mary Immaculate College and Maynooth University here. Entry requirement to Hibernia College can be found here.
The course will run over 29 weeks, commencing September 2023. The course will include all aspects of the Leaving certificate course, the written the listening and the oral aspects. There is a crossover on the oral work for the leaving Certificate exam and the TEG exam. Students will be offered the opportunity to attend oral preparation tutorial and partake in a mock oral before their exams.
- 2 hour online class once per week.
- Homework exercises set and corrected with feedback provided to students.
- Onsite (or at home) mock exams in March.
- Mock oral after Christmas.
- Attendance at TEG Course Free of Charge.
For the Academic Year 2023/24 this Irish for Primary School Teaching Course will take place every Monday at 19:00 as per the Weekly Schedule below.
NOTE: All classes are 120 minutes in duration.
*Students may join at any stage throughout the year, subject to availability.
|4th Sept 2023
|11th Sept 2023
|18th Sept 2023
|25th Sept 2023
|2nd Oct 2023
|9th Oct 2023
|16th Oct 2023
|23rd Oct 2023
|30th Oct 2023
|6th Nov 2023
|13th Nov 2023
|20th Nov 2023
|27th Nov 2023
|4th Dec 2023
|11th Dec 2023
|18th Dec 2023
|25th Dec 2023
|1st Jan 2024
|8th Jan 2024
|15th Jan 2024
|22nd Jan 2024
|29th Jan 2024
|5th Feb 2024
|St. Brigid's Bank Holiday*
|12th Feb 2024
|19th Feb 2024
|26th Feb 2024
|4th March 2024
|11th March 2024
|18th March 2024
|25th March 2024
|1st April 2024
|8th April 2024
|15th April 2024
|22nd April 2024
|29th April 2024
|6th May 2024
|**May Bank Holiday. No classes Mon 6th May. Classes as normal Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th May.
*Classes will be taught on Bank Holiday Monday 5th Feb ’24
**No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May’24. Classes will be taught instead on Monday 27th May.
The fee for enrolling in this course is: €1,280.
All students joining our weekly classes now will receive access to recordings of all the classes for which they have enrolled. In addition, they will have access to recordings of the classes that have already taken place since the start of the course. This is an invaluable aid when it comes to revision.
- 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.