Welcome to the world of Junior Cycle Irish! In our classes, you can expect a dynamic and engaging curriculum designed to make learning Irish a fun and enjoyable experience. Our goal is to help you develop a deep appreciation for the Irish language and culture while also equipping you with the skills needed to communicate effectively in Irish. Throughout your Junior Cycle, you'll explore a wide range of interesting topics, including everyday conversations, personal interests, hobbies, and aspects of Irish culture. You'll have the opportunity to engage in interactive activities, role-plays, and group projects, allowing you to practice your language skills in a supportive and creative environment.

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Assessment in Irish is designed to capture your progress and showcase your abilities. You'll have opportunities to demonstrate your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills through a variety of tasks and projects, including Classroom-Based Assessments (CBAs). These CBAs provide you with opportunities to explore Irish language and culture in more depth. You'll engage in project work, presentations, and creative tasks that allow you to showcase your understanding of various aspects of Irish society and language. These assessments are designed to be interactive, allowing you to apply your knowledge and skills in real-world contexts.

Studying Irish opens up a world of exciting career opportunities. Ireland is a bilingual country, and proficiency in Irish can be a significant asset in various fields. You can pursue careers in education as an Irish teacher or as a language specialist, promoting Irish language and culture in various settings. Moreover, many government and public service roles value bilingualism, and having Irish language skills can give you a competitive edge in these sectors. Additionally, the tourism and hospitality industry in Ireland greatly values individuals who can communicate in Irish, as it offers a unique advantage in engaging with Irish-speaking tourists and showcasing the country's cultural heritage.

Irish is a language that connects you to a rich tradition of literature, music, and arts. It opens doors to explore careers in Irish language media, translation and interpretation, cultural heritage preservation, and even the creative industries.

So, get ready to embark on a journey of discovery, creativity, and language proficiency! Join us in the fascinating world of Junior Cycle Irish, where you'll find joy, inspiration, and a lifelong love for the Irish language and culture.

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Kylemore Road,
Dublin 10,

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