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Irish Language at the Aisling Center

Learning and practicing the Irish language is one of the best ways to actively engage in your heritage and culture or just try something new. The Aisling Center offers Irish language classes for both children and adults as language is an important way of celebrating our culture. 

Ciorcal Cainte

Adult fluent speakers and adult learners can join our new Ciorcal Cainte (or talking circle) who will meet monthly around the Woodlawn/Yonkers area to practice using their cúpla focal and meet new people!

Irish language conversation Class for ADULTS (Beginners) 

This class is for adults who wish to revive or learn the Irish language for conversation purposes. The class will take place every Thursday night between 7:00pm-8:00pm at the Aisling Irish Center. 

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to: 

  1. Use basic and common expressions in conversation. 
  2. Use basic grammar to obtain information and describe people, places, things, events and activities. 

Course Outline 

  1. Pronunciation
  2.  Common Communications – Greetings and farewells, polite inquiries and courtesy phrases, numbers up to 100, phone numbers, days of the week and months of the year, dates, and time.

Irish Language Conversation Class for Children 

We are launching a Irish Language class for young children in 2023, please watch for additional details. The course is taught by a qualified National School Teacher who has extensive experience in Gaelscoil Schools. These classes are of particular interest to families who may be planning on relocating to Ireland or to parents who would like their children to have a basic grasp of the Irish language because of its importance in terms of the Irish culture. 

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to: 

  1. Use basic and common expressions in conversation. 
  2. Use basic grammar to obtain information and describe people, places, things, events and activities. 

Course Outline 

  1. Pronunciation
  2.  Common Communications – Greetings and farewells, polite inquiries and courtesy phrases, numbers up to 100, phone numbers, days of the week and months of the year, dates, and time.

 

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