Gaeilge! Irish language immersion, Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeltachta, Irish Language Immersion Weekend 2012, San Francisco Bay Area

Ceiliúradh Ocht mBliain Déag ar an Fhód!
Celebrating Eighteen Wonderful Years!

Sept. 23–25, 2016
(6 pm Friday through 4:30 pm Sunday)

Four levels, intensive tutorials focusing on spoken language and increasing fluency.

Meals and snacks provided. Practice Irish over breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Seisiúin! Bring instruments & voices for sessions each evening. We'll enjoy playing music, and sharing songs, poetry, stories, and plenty of craic, as Gaeilge.

Special Saturday Afternoon Workshops!
As usual, we'll offer our Saturday afternoon workshops
during the last class period before dinner, providing a relaxing,
entertaining, and different way to enjoy learning and
practicing Irish.
Levels 4 & 3: An t-Agallamh Fileata, le Ray Mac Mánais
Levels 2 & 1: Damhsa ar an tSean-Nós trí Gaeilge (Sean-Nós Dancing in Irish), le Shirleigh Brannon agus Bairbre Ní Chiardha

  • Leibhéal 1 (no Irish, or a smidgin), for absolute beginners, and those who need to review beginner basics.
  • Leibhéal 2 (lag), for intermediate learners: those who've studied Irish enough to know the basics reasonably well, can participate in a very simple conversation.
  • Leibhéal 3 (sásúil), for higher intermediate students who understand and read Irish quite well, but lack practice with hearing or speaking Irish, and seek the confidence to make that wild leap into more conversation.
  • Leibhéal 4 (maith), do dhaoine ar mhaith leo snas a chur ar a gcuid Gaeilge. Déanfar staidéar ar fhoclóir nua-aimseartha, saibhreas na teanga, litríocht, filíocht, béaloideas agus an saol chomh-aimseartha. Tá an t-ádh ars orainn—beidh Ray Mac Mánais againn mar múinteoir!
Múinteoirí • Teachers:
Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, Ray Mac Mánais, Seosaimhín Nic Rabhartaigh, Bairbre Ní Chiardha (tuilleadh eolais • more info)

The course has been filled & registration is now closed (12 September 2016). If you didn't get in, we hope you will try again next year!  

We'll begin accepting registrations in May for Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeltachta 2017, le cuidiú Dé. If you'd like to be notified when registration opens, please send your name and email adddress to be placed on the mailing list, using this link:

Go raibh míle maith agaibh,

It was our 10th Anniversary in 2008:
See picture & article from 'Saol' (as Gaeilge)

See 1999 & 2000 Course Photos
(agus alt 'Lá' faoin imeacht fosta ••• and an article from newspaper "Lá" about us, too)

Course Details:

This language course is geared to accommodate adults at all learning stages, from those just starting to those who are advanced but desire practice. There are four levels: beginner, intermediate, high-intermediate, and advanced. Class tuition is by specialist teachers, native apeakers who use proven methods of language instruction and are themselves native speakers. The teachers are coordinated via Oideas Gael, and travel to San Francisco especially for this course.

Each day's study time will consist of intensive tutorials with attention directed toward spoken Irish and aimed at correct pronunciation, proper idiom, and development of vocabulary, particularly contemporary language. The intention is to foster conversational ability and fluency. Between classes, over meals, and during our seisiún each evening, you are encouraged to keep practicing your Irish with people from all levels, while enjoying the craic— it is of great benefit to hear Irish spoken ‘live’ around you, taking part to whatever degree you are able! (There will be the opportunity for an extra seisiún Sunday evening after the course ends, for those who want to stay and play.)

Fee includes tuition and food (sandwiches, soup & fruit for supper Friday evening; cheese, Irish bread & coffee/tea available each morning; coffee/tea breaks; full meals for lunch & dinner Saturday, and lunch Sunday). Out-of-town attendees to make their own accommodation arrangements. We'll provide suggestions for nearby motels if needed. The course venue is the United Irish Cultural Center, in S.F.

For more information, call 510-881-5958 or e-mail — Treoraí na Gaeilge, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Cooley-Keegan Branch.

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