Irish Language

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Irish Language

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Irish Gaelic

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This is an Irish language module aimed at complete beginners. It is designed for students who have not previously studied Irish and students who have no knowledge of the Irish language or know only a few words and phrases. This module will be an introduction to the Irish language in which students are required to participate actively in the classroom and devote time to autonomous learning. Emphasis will be placed on developing the four language skills. At the end of the module students will have mastered the key linguistic elements of level A1 (foundation level 1) of the syllabus developed for the European Certificate in Irish and will be progressing towards acquiring level A2 (foundation level 2). This module is offered by the School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.