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Irish for Beginners 2: Passive Irish


Admission requirements

Completion of the course Irish for Beginners 1. If necessary, knowledge of Irish acquired by other means can be evaluated on the basis of an oral entrance examination.


This course will complete the knowledge of Irish syntax acquired in the first semester course. This knowledge, including the more complex aspects, will also be put into practice by reading a simple Modern Irish text.

Course objectives

Full knowledge of and insight into every aspect of Modern Irish syntax, and a vocabulary of about 1,200 words. Completion of this course will enable students to read simple texts in Irish by themselves, and to continue their study of this language independently.


The timetable is available on the BA English website

Mode of instruction

13 weekly 3-hour seminars.

Course Load

  • Seminars: 39h

  • Self-study: 91h

  • Preparation assessment: 10h

Assessment method

Active participation in class and a written translation test (Irish into English or Dutch) with the help of a dictionary will contribute for 50% each to the final mark. Both can be retaken if insufficient.


This course is not supported by blackboard.

Reading list

  • Wim Tigges, Tosach Gaeilge: Irish for Beginners.
    • Foclóir Scoile: Irish English / English-Irish Dictionary (Dublin: An Gúm).
    • Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé, Is Glas Iad na Cnoic (Dublin: Coiscéim, to be ordered collectively via the tutor).


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory. Please note that students other than BA English language and culture studies will have to have permission from the coordinator of studies before enrolling.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

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This course cannot be upgraded to MA level.