A (Bhana) ChÓirdean,
Please find below the information on Gaelic courses and workshops offered by Sgoil GhÓidhlig an └rd-Bhaile, the Gaelic Language Society of Halifax, beginning in January.
If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please respond to this email or call Shay at 461-7798.
Wednesday evenings, 6pm to 9pm
Suited for the absolute beginner, as well as learners with some experience with the language, the Beginner/Intermediate course is currently taught on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm by Laura Stirling in her home,11B Dakin Drive, Bedford. This course is designed for those who are beginning to learn Gaelic or who already have some competence in the language. The focus will be on learning to speak and understand basic conversational Gaelic through a relaxed, communicative approach that utilizes props, activities, stories and games. Classes are conducted completely in Gaelic. Participants are encouraged to use a personal recording device to record classes for review at home or to visit our website to download class recordings.
$100 for 10 classes starting January 21, 2009 (dates will be added to the end of the session if needed to "make up" for storm cancellations)
Monday evenings, 6pm to 9pm
Designed to engage learners with a variety of competency levels, the Intermediate/ Advanced course currently takes place on Monday evenings from 6pm to 9pm with instructor to be determined. The focus will be on learning to speak and understand more complex, idiomatic Gaelic through a relaxed, communicative approach that utilizes props, activities, stories and games. Classes are conducted completely in Gaelic. Participants are encouraged to use a personal recording device to record classes for review at home or to visit our website to download class recordings. In order to facilitate a comfortable and conducive learning environment, classes will be held in the home of Tim Aggett at 2 Graham Street, Dartmouth.
If you are in doubt about whether this class would be the right fit for you, please feel very welcome to join us for a trial. Also you may like to consider doing the Beg/Int and Int/Adv classes simultaneously.
$100 for 10 classes starting January 19, 2009 (dates will be added to the end of the session if needed to "make up" for storm cancellations)
Call for Interest: Advanced Gaelic
Tuesday evenings, 6pm to 9pm
Open to learners with significant skill already acquired in the language or those who are already conversational in Gaelic, the Advanced course is conducted entirely through the medium of Gaelic. The goal is learning speak more natural Gaelic through a relaxed, communicative approach that may utilize stories, poetry and informative texts as well as audio and visual materials. Participants are encouraged to use a personal recording device to record classes for review at home or to visit our website to download class recordings. Thoughout this course comprehension, rhythm and speed of speech, accent--"blas", and pronunciation will comprise the focus of the course. Materials used will reflect a Gaelic world-view, incorportating a strong cultural element in the course. As well, a strong conversational element will be provided to the class, which will help to continue to strengthen the listening and speaking skills of participants. Instructor to be determined. The class will be held at NSCC Waterfront Campus in Dartmouth. We are looking at having an out of town tutor instruct this class through Skype. All technological requirements will be provided. Details are not finalized, but we'd be happy to hear of your interest to help us determine the viability of this course.
$150 for 10 classes starting Jan 20, 2009 (dates will be added to the end of the session if needed to "make up" for storm cancellations)
Two Saturdays each month, 9am to 4pm
Open to learners at all levels, Saturday classes are taught from 9am to 4pm, with a lunch break for all participants. Course fees includes class fees and str¨pagan (tea breaks). Please bring your sack lunch with you to share a meal together in Gaelic conversation. Locations and instructors vary for Saturday classes. Please contact Sgoil GhÓidhlig for more information regarding the Saturday workshops, or join our email list to get regular updates on Saturday workshop times and locations.
$25 per class
CALL FOR INTEREST: Daytime Workshops through the week
We would like to extend a call for interest in daytime workshops either regularly each week on a particular day OR on an occasional basis, perhaps once per month on a weekday. The format could follow that of a Saturday workshop, or could run for a few hours. If this would be something that would interest you, please respond with your preferences. If the demand is there, we'll go forward with a plan.
More information on specific Saturday workshops will follow. If you would like to volunteer to host one of these Saturday workshops at your home, please respond to this email or call Shay at 461-7798
Please check to confirm before attending any of the above classes or workshops, in case of a change of date or location.
Tha sinn 'n d˛chas gum faic sinn a dh' aithghearr sibh.
SŔ Nic a' Mhaoilein
Sgoil GhÓidhlig an └rd-Bhaile gratefully recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Office of Gaelic Affairs. We are pleased to work in co-operation with the Office of Gaelic Affairs to develop and promote Gaelic resources for all Nova Scotians.
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