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Online classes available.
The Irish classes consist of two (optional) immersion weekends and 10 weeks of online classes, meeting once a week for 2 hours. Classes are taught by Fulbright and PhD students from Ireland, so it is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the Irish language and culture.Non-Credit available.
Beginner's Irish class. The cost is $150 and all instructional materials are supplied.Credit available.
The University of Montana currently offers five courses of instruction on campus as well as evening community classes in Missoula and Helena; Irish language immersion days in Butte, Bozeman, Great Falls and Helena; and a week-long immersion program every July in Butte. There are also conversation groups meeting three evenings a week in Missoula and groups meeting once a week in Helena and Butte. There are three instructors from Ireland teaching the courses in the fall with another two teachers joining in the spring to facilitate progress in conversational Irish. Information about classes is available at www.cas.umt.edu/irishstudies and at www.irishmontana.com.Credit and Non-Credit available.
Bi-monthly game nights using board game, cards, signs, & repetition.
Féile Portland, a bi-annual language intensive sponsored by the Irish Cultural Society of the Pacific Northwest.
Intermittent weekend intensives focusing on grammar and usage.
Private fluency assessments, translation, tutoring, and mentoring upon request.Non-Credit available.
Our annual Beginners Irish Conversation classes will commence September 10 to November 13, on ten Friday evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The classroom is located on Mercer Island (just off I-90).
The book we are using is Colloquial Irish.
The course fee is $299.00.
There is a saying in Irish: Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam (A country without a language is a country without a soul). Language is central to culture and by learning the Irish language you will derive valuable insight into all aspects of Irish culture.
4-credit class each summer ("The Irish Language, Spoken and Sung"). Every 3rd year, a year-long program in Irish Studies (48 credits), culminating in a spring visit to the Donegal Gaeltacht for intensive language and cultural studies.Credit available.
Starting in January 2016, this is a regular Irish language study group, with a special focus on beginners. This study group is free. Contact the teacher for details about dates, location, etc.Non-Credit available.
Level 1 (total beginners' class): Wednesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm.
Level 2 (6 months - 1 year): Wednesdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm.
Contact via phone, text, or email for more information.Non-Credit available.