Irish Language and Song
Summer 2017 quarter (Second Session)
Important note: This program is taught by Sean Williams. A bug is displaying Dawn Williams instead of Sean Williams.
The Irish language (Gaelic) has a number of complex rules (grammar, spelling, pronunciation) that are remarkably easier when the language is spoken, sung, conversed in, joked with, and celebrated. We will work our way through the rules by singing gorgeous songs in the Irish language, making small talk with each other, doing exercises designed to smooth the way in Irish conversations, and figuring out how and why "go raibh maith agat" means "thank you." We'll meet just once a week on Saturdays, but you will have access to online resources and exercises to keep things fresh during the week. By the end of the session you will be able to sing about a dozen songs and engage in small talk.
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