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Extramural Evening Language Classes           

Whether for personal reasons or professional purposes, an evening language course can offer a manageable and achievable means of improving your language fluency or adding a new language to your repertoire. We offer enjoyable and accessible public evening courses in the following languages:

Our extramural classes commence in late September each year, and run over a period of twenty-four weeks divided into two terms (twelve + twelve), except the ISL Introduction course which runs for 10 weeks from January. Most classes are held in CLCS (follow signs for the Language Centre), Level 4, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Irish Sign Language (ISL) classes are held in the Centre for Deaf Studies on Level 1, 7 – 9 South Leinster Street, Dublin 2.

Course Fees:

  • Korean/Mandarin/Japanese/Turkish: €395
  • ISL Introduction Course: €180
  • ISL Beginners Course: €400

Fees are payable in advance. There is a reduced fee for unemployed persons and those in receipt of social welfare pension. Fees are strictly non-refundable once the course has commenced.

Application Deadline:
Please apply before 12 September 2017 (or before 9 January 2018 in the case of "An Introduction to Irish Sign Language").

 

How to Apply

 

Irish Sign Language

   
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 conservation with Deaf people. This course also introduces students to Deaf culture.

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Monday 7.30pm - 9p.m.
starting 25 Sept. 2017
OR

Wednesday 7.30pm - 9p.m. starting 27 Sept. 2017

An Introduction to Irish Sign Language (ISL) (Ten-week course)
 

This course introduces the learners to ISL and delivers teaching to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The aim is to bring students to level A1 receptive skills and A1 productive skills to engage a basic conversation with Deaf people. This course also introduces some selected parts of Deaf Culture.

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Tuesday 7p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
starting 16 January 2017

Mandarin Chinese

   
Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture
This course teaches a basic ‘survival’ repertoire of spoken Chinese and introduces some central aspects of Chinese culture, including the writing system. As much use as possible is made of authentic materials. Monday 6.30 - 8.30p.m.
starting 25 Sept. 2017
OR

Thursday 6.30 - 8.30p.m. starting 28 Sept. 2017
Post-beginners' Chinese
Continuing from the introduction to Chinese language and culture, this course is designed to extend learners' 'survival' repertoire of spoken Chinese and their knowledge of the Chinese writing system (there is regular practice in character composition and recognition). Aspects of the cultural background are also dealt with. Tuesday 6.30 - 8.30p.m.
starting 26 Sept. 2017

Japanese

   
Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture
This course teaches a basic 'survival' repertoire of spoken Japanese and introduces some central aspects of Japanese culture, including the writing system. As much use as possible is made of authentic materials. Thursday 6.30 - 8.30p.m. starting 28 Sept. 2017
Post-beginners Japanese
Continuing from the introduction to Japanese language and culture, this course is designed to extend learners' 'survival' repertoire of spoken Japanese and their knowledge of the Japanese writing system (there is regular practice in character composition and recognition). Aspects of the cultural background are also dealt with. Tuesday 6.30 - 8.30p.m. starting 26 Sept. 2017
Intermediate Japanese
This course is offered to learners who have successfully completed post-beginners Japanese. It will take place only if there are sufficient enrolments to make it viable. Wednesday 6.30 - 8.30p.m. starting 27 Sept. 2017

Turkish

   
Introduction to Turkish Language and Culture
This course teaches basic spoken Turkish for everyday communication and introduces some central aspects of Turkish culture. As much use as possible is made of authentic materials. Tuesday 6.30 - 8.30p.m. starting 26 Sept. 2017
Post-beginners’ Turkish
Continuing from the introduction to Turkish language and culture, this course is designed to extend learners’ communicative capacity in spoken Turkish and their familiarity with Turkish culture.
Wednesday 6.30 - 8.30p.m. starting 27 Sept. 2017
Intermediate Turkish
This course is offered to learners who have successfully completed Post-beginners’ Turkish. It will take place only if there are sufficient enrolments to make it viable.
Thursday 6.30 - 8.30p.m. starting 28 Sept. 2017

Korean

   
Introduction to Korean Language and Culture

Learn a basic survival repertoire of spoken Korean and some central aspects of Korean culture, including the unique and easy to learn writing system (Hangul). As much use as possible is made of authentic Korean materials.

Tuesday 6.30 - 8.30p.m. starting 26 Sept. 2017
Post-beginners' Korean Language and Culture

Continuing from the introduction to Korean language and culture, this course is designed to extend learners' basic repertoire of spoken Korean and their familiarity with the Korean writing system. Aspects of  Korean culture are also explored.

Wednesday 6.30 - 8.30p.m. starting 27 Sept. 2017

Please note:

  • Application acceptance will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Classes have a minimum enrolment and may not proceed in the case of insufficient enrolments. Full reimbursements will be provided in this case.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to enrol in the CLCS Extramural Evening Language Courses.
  • Please note that these do not lead to a professional qualification and do not attract any certification mapped to the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • We also offer a range of CLCS Language Modules which are available to Trinity College students only.

 

How to Apply

(1) Please complete an application form (available to download below), to be returned to us by email (clcsinfo@tcd.ie) or by post at the address below. Download our APPLICATION FORM: DOC PDF. Please submit your application form before 12 September 2017 (or before 9 January 2018 in the case of "An Introduction to Irish Sign Language").

(2) Once your place in the class of your choice has been confirmed, course fees may be paid by PayPal or using the link below to pay by credit/debit card. There is no need for a PayPal account when using this link.

Please select your Evening Language Course to pay fee online:

 

 

For further information, please contact: The Secretary, Centre for Language and Communication Studies (CLCS), Room 4091, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. Telephone: 01 896 1560, Email: clcsinfo@tcd.ie.

TCD Evening Course Booklet 2016-2017 See Chinese page 24-25, ISL page 26, Japanese page 26-27, Korean page 27-28, Turkish page 40 for details.

 

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