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Evening Courses 

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:

  • Irish Sign Language
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Turkish
  • Korean

Our extramural classes commence in 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 and how to apply:

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

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.

Pay the course fee. There is no need to have a PayPal account to use this payment method, you can use your own card to transfer the course fee.  

CSLS Evening Classes 2019/2020
Attendee Name

Application Deadline:

Please apply before 2nd September 2019.

 

IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE
Irish Sign Language (ISL) for Beginners An Introduction to 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.

Mondays, 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm starting 9th September 2019
OR
Wednesdays, 7.30pm – 9.00 pm
starting 11th September 2019

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.

Tuesday 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm starting 21st January 2020

 

MANDARIN CHINESE
Instroduction to Chinese Language and Culture Post-Beginners Chinese

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.

Mondays, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm starting on 9th September 2019
OR
Thursdays, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
starting 12th September 2019

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 pm - 8.30 pm starting 10th September 2019

 

JAPANESE
Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture Post-Beginners Japanese

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.


Thursdays, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
starting 12th September 2019

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 pm - 8.30 pm starting 12th September 2019

JAPANESE
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.


Wednesdays, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
starting 11th September 2019

 

TURKISH
Introduction to Turkish Language and Culture Post-Beginners Turkish

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.


Tuesdays, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
starting 10th September 2019

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..

Wednesdays, 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm starting 11th September 2019

TURKISH
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.


Thursdays, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
starting 12th September 2019

 

KOREAN
Introduction to Korean Language and Culture Post-Beginners Korean

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 pm - 8.30 pm starting 12th September 2019

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.

Wednesdays, 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm starting 11th September 2019

 

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.

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.

 

 

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