No prior knowledge of the Irish language is required. The course provides an enjoyable introduction to modern Irish, focusing on basic language skills and preparing students to conduct conversations and read authentic texts. Extensive use is made of role play and interactive teaching methods. The rudiments of the Irish language are introduced, including phonemes and pronunciation, syntactical structure and verbal conjugations. In addition, a general introduction to Irish culture and the history of the language is provided. Class meets on Carroll College Campus (classroom to be announced) on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, from September 18 through November 20, 2018. This course will run for 10 weeks (15 hours). OPI renewal units are pending.