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Lockdown Language Learning

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This resource comprises 5 sets of 2 hours of pre-recorded teaching video content, which you can access at any time via the 'Watch and Learn' pages, and 5 separate live clinics, which you can register to attend by clicking on the link to register to attend at the top of the 'Watch and Learn' pages. This resource will last for 10 weeks, with the calendar of key dates below.

This Irish introductory resource has been developed for complete beginners or those with limited knowledge wishing to revisit their learning.  Over a 5 week period you will be introduced, via pre-recorded videos, to beginner’s topics including introductions and greeting, alphabet and numbers.  

In addition there will also be a weekly, one hour 'live' clinic which will provide an opportunity to expand on topics covered and queries arising.  These live sessions will be facilitated using the ‘Microsoft Teams’ platform and will be open to the first 250 registrations received.  Live sessions will be recorded and will be available to watch at a later time.

There is no related assessment with these resources and they are totally FREE to access.  To register you will need to complete an enrolment form by clicking on the red ‘REGISTER HERE’ button above. 

We hope that you are able to access all of the information relating to this resource on these webpages, however, if you do have any related queries, you can contact the Language Centre team by emailing: langcent@qub.ac.uk    

The pre-recorded video tuition is accessible via the Lockdown Languages menu on this page.  The schedule for the release of each week's content, as well as dates and times for the Irish live sessions, are detailed below:

Weekly Course Content Release Date Live Session Date Live Session Time
Monday 4 May Wednesday 13 May 1-2pm
Wednesday 20 May Wednesday 27 May 1-2pm
Wednesday 3 June Wednesday 10 June 1-2pm
Wednesday 17 June Wednesday 24 June 1-2pm
Wednesday 8 July 1-2pm
  • WEEK 1

    TOPICS INCLUDE:

    • Alphabet and numbers
    • Pronunciation
    • Greetings and Introductions
    • Describing yourself and others
    • Grammar 1
  • WEEK 2

    TOPICS INCLUDE:

    • Numbers, days, months, dates
    • Telling time and quantities
    • Family members
    • Weather
    • Grammar 2
  • WEEK 3

    TOPICS INCLUDE:

    • Preferences, likes and dislikes
    • Ordering in a restaurant, café
    • Food and drink vocabulary
    • Shopping
    • Grammar 3
  • WEEK 4

    TOPICS INCLUDE:

    • Countries, nationalities and languages
    • Where you live, are from and languages spoken
    • Where have you travelled (introduction to past tense)
    • Grammar 4
  • WEEK 5

    TOPICS INCLUDE:

    • Transport and travel
    • Directions
    • Town and city vocabulary
    • Grammar 5

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