New way of learning Irish launches today

New way of learning Irish launches today

A new way of learning Irish will be launched later.

DCU’s ’Irish 101’ - aims to make it easier for people to learn the native language.

There will be a focus on technology and interaction and organisers are promising that Peig will not feature.

Dr Mairead Nic Giolla Mhicil from Dublin City University says the course is directed at those who haven’t learned Irish in a long time and want a refresher.

She said: "We are launching ’Irish 101’ which is one of the first open online courses for the Irish language on the feature learn platform."

DCUcampus.
DCU campus.

Mairead also insists it will not be like classroom education.

She said: "We are trying to use technology to liven the language and there are so many ways you can make it more interactive."

Thousands of people will also be tweeting in Irish this week to mark the start of Bliain na Gaeilge.

Speakers in over 50 countries are already taking part in the #TrasnaNadTonnta initiative.

Learners and fluent speakers are being encouraged to tweet a few words "as Gaeilge" and use the hastags #TrasnaNadTonnta and #Gaeilge2018 in their tweets.

- Digital Desk

More on this topic

Irish language needs to be supported or tiocfaidh deireadh léiIrish language needs to be supported or tiocfaidh deireadh léi


More in this Section

Sharp increase in number of illegal drugs detected in parcelsSharp increase in number of illegal drugs detected in parcels

Fine Gael Wexford by-election candidate says some asylum seekers may have been 'infiltrated by ISIS'Fine Gael Wexford by-election candidate says some asylum seekers may have been 'infiltrated by ISIS'

Winners announced for the 64th Cork Film FestivalWinners announced for the 64th Cork Film Festival

Lifeboat crew tried to save colleague after car went into seaLifeboat crew tried to save colleague after car went into sea


Lifestyle

For the interiors lover who can’t resist a New Year’s revamp or a simple freshening up, there are plenty of new books on the shelves to inspire, writes Carol O’CallaghanFour new books to inspire your interiors renovation

Helen O’Callaghan hears about awards for global changeGOAL Changemakers Award: Primary schools asked for views

More From The Irish Examiner