Given our aim to help promote the learning and teaching of Irish at home and abroad, Oideas Gael provides courses that cater for teachers who are looking to improve their language skills for the classroom, including both school teachers and those who teach Irish to adults. There are lots of courses directed at teachers in our 2017 programme!
SCG/OCG Exam Preparation Courses
OCG and SCG are courses for school teachers in the Republic of Ireland who have qualified abroad. The schemes allow teachers to learn Irish while working. One of the requirements in both schemes is that candidates attend Irish courses at recognized providers in the Gaeltacht. Oideas Gael is a recognized provider for this.
We also provide specialised preparatory courses for the SCG/OCG exams. Two of these courses are taking place soon: the first starting Monday, February 20th with a further course taking place in April. Dates and details are available here. Additional courses will be available later in the year.
And, of course, we also recommend our regular week-long and weekend Irish language courses for those looking to practice their Irish and improve their general fluency.
Primary teachers are entitled to Extra Personal Vacation (EPV) days on foot of attending summer courses that have been approved by the Irish Department of Education and Skills.
The Department recently confirmed that Summer Courses for 2017 may run from Saturday 1st of July. Most Oideas Gael courses are recognised for EPV days, from our Irish language courses to music and crafts courses. View the full list of our approved courses here and book yourself a unique learning experience!
Training course for those teaching Irish to adults
This is a training course for fluent speakers interested in teaching conversational Irish. It is directed those who are confident speaking Irish but who lack experience or guidance when it comes to helping language learners.
More information is available on our website.
Take the opportunity to expand your knowledge (and enjoyment) of the language — déanann taithí máistreacht (practice makes perfect)!