Irish Language Classes
An bhfuil Gaeilge agat? (Do you speak Irish?)
Toronto Comhaltas is offering beginner Irish language lessons. Here’s your opportunity to learn to recognize and pronounce common vocabulary, phrases and place names; and to understand more of spoken Irish.
The classes are for absolute beginners and will begin with basic vocabulary and phrases. Learning will be mainly oral, with handouts to help you remember between classes.
Where and when?
Details for classes in the new year will be posted here in early January. In the meantime, if you are interested in joining, please contact Ena O'Brien
Who is teaching?
Ena O’Brien, a native of Killimor, Co. Galway; chairperson of Toronto Comhaltas; and well-known in Irish music and dance circles as an excellent accordion player.
How much will it cost?
Classes will cost $5 per evening to cover the cost of photocopies and other materials.
This is an initiative of the Toronto Comhaltas (Langan Gorman Branch). You don’t have to be a member, but membership will be encouraged!
Why learn Irish?
The Irish language is undergoing a renaissance. Today more people speak and write Irish than have done in the last 150 years. Books, newspapers and magazines are published in Irish, and online broadcasters such as Raidió na Gaeltachta and Teilifís na Gaeilge (TG4) provide entertaining radio and television programmes over the internet.
Learning Irish has some wide-ranging benefits: from giving you a new insight into your Irish heritage, to confidence in asking directions during your next trip to Ireland!
Are you interested?
It all starts with “an cúpla focal” (a few words). We hope you’ll join us. If you have any questions, please contact Ena O'Brien