Test your Irish at Oideas Gael this summer

Make the most of your holiday in Oideas Gael this summer: for the second year running you have the opportunity to take an oral exam and earn Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) certification. TEG is the first and only system of certification for adult learners of Irish. The TEG system has been in place since 2005 and exams have been taken by more than 2,500 adult learners of Irish both in Ireland and abroad.


TEG examiners will come to Gleann Cholm Cille on 12 July and 26 July 2014 to conduct oral exams. Students attending courses in the weeks preceding these dates will have the option of taking an exam. Students who pass the oral exam will be awarded TEG certification of their speaking skills.

Exams will be available at the following levels on both days:

  • Elementary 1 (A1)
  • Elementary 2 (A2)
  • Intermediate 1 (B1)
  • Intermediate 2 (B2)

Advice regarding the most suitable exam level for you will be available from Oideas Gael teachers and from the TEG team at NUI Maynooth. The exam fee of €50 can be paid in Oideas Gael on the examination day.

More information and a link to the registration form is available here.

It is necessary to register by 10 July for exams taking place on 12 July. Applications must be made by 24 July for the 26 July exam session.