Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Irish Night in NYC

Breandán Caolai, vice-consul, was in touch recently to let me know that they are organizing a great evening in the Office of the Consul General of Ireland to start Irish Language events in NYC in 2009. It will be on January 30th from 6 until 8 pm and everyone with interest in Irish is welcome. Everyone is also welcome to participate, whether by singing, reciting poetry or telling a story in Irish.
The event is free and to gain entry one must be on the door list, all you need to do is call (212) 319-2555 and ask that your name be added to the list for this event and then make sure to bring ID with you on the night.

It will be a great chance to meet up with others with interest in Irish and for learners a chance to practice your language skills without pressure!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

An Téarma Úr 2009, Spring classes and Events 2009

I just received confirmation of our dates for Spring 2009 from IONA College.
We are starting a little later than usual this year as current students expressed the preference for starting as late as possible in February and therefore missing the harsh winter weather. Unfortunately the rooms we use are not available for the final week in February.

In the meantime there are many ways of keeping up to speed with your Irish Langauge Skills (Web TG4 and RnaG, blogs and most of all meeting up with others and practising in a social setting...the best way)
New students can even get started with Rosetta Stone for example. I've seen level 1 and it seems very good, though I'd love to hear from users about how they are doing with it.
The combination sets start to get quite expensive.

Rosetta Stone : Irish Level 1 with Audio Companion

Rosetta Stone : Irish Level 1 & 2 Set with Audio Companion

Rosetta Stone : Irish Level 1, 2 & 3 Set with Audio Companion

Anyway here are our dates:

Ranganna Gaeilge agus Lá na Gaeilge NY 2009 i Westchester, Nua Eabhrac.
@ La Penta Hall, Iona College, New Rochelle.

Ranganna ar Ceithre Leibhéal. Téarma 10 seachtain.
Oícheanta Dé Chéadaoin
(Classes at 4 levels, 10 week term on Wednesday nights.)
Dátaí (Dates):
Márta (March): 4, 11, 25,
Aibreán (April): 1,8,15,22,29.
Bealtaine (May): 6. 13

Cost $135, received by Feb. 20th 2009 or
$160 for late registration, received after February 20th.

Lá na Gaeilge NY 2009 ar an 21 Mí na Márta (9:15 AM – 5:00 PM)
Irish Language Day NY 2009 will be on the 21st of March (9:15 AM – 5:00 PM) Cost $50

The current brochure including registration form for classes and the Irish Language Day will be forwarded to all on our mailing list within the next week.

Beidh bileog ar fáil go luath leis na sonraí uile eile, muna bhfuil tú ar an liosta phoist cheana agus ma tá ceann uait cuir fios orm le do thoil. (If you ar not on our mailing list already and you would like a brochure please send an email and one will be forwarded to you) Email link is on right.