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Irish Sign Language (ISL) for Beginners

This course introduces learners to ISL and delivers a curriculum that is aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The aim is to bring students to level A2 receptive skills and A1 productive skills which allows for engagement in basic conversation with Deaf people. This course also introduces students to Deaf culture.

How to apply

Further information available from, by request via email: or by phoning 01 896 1560.

Forms to be returned before Friday, 12th September. Please note you must be 18 years of age or older to enrol in the CLCS extra-mural evening language courses.


EUR 400 payable in advance. This fee is non-refundable once the course has commenced.

Date, time and place

Participants will be divided into two groups; Mondays, 7.30 p.m. - 9 p.m., beginning on 26 September 2016 and Wednesdays, 7.30 p.m. - 9 p.m., beginning on 28 September 2016 in room 111 (Mondays) and room 112 (Wednesdays), Centre for Deaf Studies, First Floor, 7-9 South Leinster Street, Dublin 2.


The course lasts for twenty-four weeks, divided into two twelve-week terms.