Irish Sign Language (ISL) for Beginners



This course introduces the learners to Irish Sign Language (ISL) and delivers teaching to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Classes are taught by Fourth Year ISL teaching students. The aim is to bring participants up to A1 receptive skills and A1 productive skills, enabling them to engage in a basic conversation with Deaf people. This course also introduces selected parts of Deaf culture.

Date, Time and Place

The course lasts for 24 weeks, divided into two 12-week terms. Classes will run from mid-September and teaching will take place in-person on campus at the Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, First Floor, 7-9 South Leinster Street, Dublin 2.

Further information on this course, including the starting date and class times, will be available at:

Course Fees

€400 full rate.

This fee is non-refundable once the course has commenced.


Applications open in August 2024. You must be 18 years of age or older to enroll in the School of Linguistic, Speech, and Communications Sciences evening courses.

Further information on this course is available at:


T: +353 (0)1 896 1560

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Telephone Number

+353 (0)1 8961560