Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the Course

  • 3

    Unit 1 - Vocabulary

  • 5

    Unit 1 - Grammar

  • 7

    Unit 1 - Reading & Writing

  • 8

    UNIT 2 IRISH SPORT

  • 9

    Unit 2 - Vocabulary

    • Vocabulary Check - Sports

    • Test Your Sports Vocabulary - Elementary

    • Test Your Sports Vocabulary - Pre-intermediate/Intermediate

    • Test Your Sports Vocabulary - Upper Intermediate/Advanced

    • Live Lesson 2.2

  • 10

    Unit 2 - Part B

    • An Irish Song 3 - PUT 'EM UNDER PRESSURE

    • Boys In Green - Italia '90

    • Traditional Sports - Gaelic Games

    • Gaelic Games - True Or False Quiz

    • Gaelic Football & Hurling

    • Gaelic Football & Hurling - Video

    • Live Lesson 2.3

  • 11

    Unit 2 - Grammar

    • Elementary Grammar Point - Plurals, Adjectives & Imperatives

    • Test Your Grammar - Elementary

    • Pre-intermediate Grammar Point - Past tenses & Time Sequencers

    • Test Your Grammar - Pre-Intermediate

    • Intermediate Grammar Point - Present Tenses & Possessives

    • Test Your Grammar - Intermediate

    • Upper Intermediate Grammar Point - Present Perfect Simple & Continuous, Adjective Order

    • Test Your Grammar - Upper Intermediate

    • Advanced Grammar Point - Generic Pronouns & Narrative Tenses

    • Test Your Grammar - Advanced

    • Live Lesson 2.4

  • 12

    Unit 2 - Part C

    • An Irish Sporting Moment - Sporting Rivals

    • Croke Park - 1920 & 2007

    • The Sport Of Rugby

    • The Sport Of Rugby - Useful Language Quiz

    • Live Lesson 2.5

  • 13

    Unit 2 - Part D

    • The National Anthems

    • The National Anthems - Useful Language Quiz

    • The Match

    • Video - Useful Language

    • Useful Language Quiz

    • Live Lesson 2.6

  • 14

    Unit 2 - Reading & Writing

    • Reading For Pleasure - Intermediate & Advanced

    • Writing Assignment 2

    • End Of Unit - Your Turn

  • 15

    UNIT 3 IRISH CHARACTER & RELATIONSHIPS

  • 16

    Unit 3 - Vocabulary

    • Vocabulary Check - Character & Relationships

    • Test Your Vocabulary - Relationships: Elementary

    • Test Your Vocabulary - Relationships: Pre-intermediate/Intermediate

    • Test Your Vocabulary - Relationships: Upper Intermediate/Advanced

    • Live Lesson 3.2

  • 17

    Unit 3 - Part B

    • I'd Like To Get To Know

    • An Irish Song 4 - CHASING CARS

    • Dating In Different Cultures

    • A First Date In Ireland

    • A First Date In Ireland - Useful Language Quiz

    • The Ideal Partner

    • Live Lesson 3.3

  • 18

    Unit 3 - Grammar

    • Elementary Grammar Point - Present Tenses & Word Order in Questions

    • Test Your Grammar - Elementary

    • Pre-intermediate Grammar Point - Future Plans & Defining Relative Clauses

    • Test Your Grammar - Pre-intermediate

    • Intermediate Grammar Point - Past tenses & Prepositions

    • Test Your Grammar - Intermediate

    • Upper Intermediate Grammar Point - Narrative Tenses & Adverbial Phrases

    • Test Your Grammar - Upper Intermediate

    • Advanced Grammar Point - 'Get' & Discourse Markers

    • Test Your Grammar - Advanced

    • Live Lesson 3.4

  • 19

    Unit 3 - Part C

    • An Irish Film 2 - ONCE

    • ONCE - Useful Language Quiz

    • Where Do I Stand In This Relationship?

    • I REALLY Like You

    • I Like You - I Love You

    • ‘Tá Mé I Ngrá Leat.’

    • Live Lesson 3.5

  • 20

    Unit 3 - Part D

    • An Irish Song 5 - NOTHING COMPARES 2 U

    • The Five Love Languages

    • Love Language Quiz

    • A Final Love Story

    • Live Lesson 3.6

  • 21

    Unit 3 - Reading & Writing

    • Reading For Pleasure - All levels

    • Writing Assignment 3

    • End Of Unit - Your Turn

  • 22

    UNIT 4 IRISH SCIENCE, INNOVATION & BUSINESS

  • 23

    Unit 4 - Vocabulary

    • Vocabulary Check - Science & Business

    • Test Your Vocabulary - Science & Business: Elementary

    • Test Your Vocabulary - Technology & Business: Pre-intermediate/Intermediate

    • Test Your Vocabulary - Technology & Business: Upper Intermediate/Advanced

    • Live Lesson 4.2

  • 24

    Unit 4 - Part B

    • A Famous Irish Inventor

    • Ten Irish Inventions

    • Your Country's Inventions

    • GULLIVER'S TRAVELS - Book & Film

    • GULLIVER'S TRAVELS - Adapt & Survive

    • Live Lesson 4.3

  • 25

    Unit 4 - Grammar

    • Elementary Grammar Point - Possessives, Prepositions & Adverbs of Frequency

    • Test Your Grammar - Elementary

    • Pre-intermediate Grammar Point - Present Perfect & Past Simple, Something / Anything

    • Test Your Grammar - Pre-intermediate

    • Intermediate Grammar Point - Future Forms, First & Second Conditionals

    • Test Your Grammar - Intermediate

    • Upper Intermediate Grammar Point - Future Perfect & Continuous, Conditionals

    • Test Your Grammar - Upper Intermediate

    • Advanced Grammar Point - Speculation & Deduction, Adding Emphasis

    • Test Your Grammar - Advanced

    • Live Lesson 4.4

  • 26

    Unit 4 - Part C

    • Scientific Discoveries

    • Irish Science - The Wind Scale

    • Irish Science Quiz

    • Irish Science - Video

    • Scientists In Your Country

    • Live Lesson 4.5

  • 27

    Unit 4 - Part D

    • An Irish Song 6 - I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

    • World Economies

    • Business Around The World

    • Business Culture Quiz

    • Business In Your Country

    • Live Lesson 4.6

  • 28

    Unit 4 - Reading & Writing

    • Reading For Pleasure - Intermediate & Advanced

    • Writing Assignment 4

    • End Of Unit - Your Turn

  • 29

    UNIT 5 VISUAL IRELAND

  • 30

    Unit 5 - Vocabulary

    • Vocabulary Check - Visual Arts

    • Test Your Vocabulary - Clothes, Fashion & Adjectives: Elementary

    • Test Your Vocabulary - Art, Paintings & Clothes: Pre-intermediate/Intermediate

    • Test Your Vocabulary - Architecture, Fashion & Colour: Upper Intermediate/Advanced

    • Live Lesson 5.2

  • 31

    Unit 5 - Part B

    • Irish Architecture

    • An Irish Song 7 - TAKE IT EASY ON ME

    • Cityscape Quiz

    • Irish Cities & Towns

    • Your Dream Home

    • ROOM TO IMPROVE - Video

    • Live Lesson 5.3

  • 32

    Unit 5 - Grammar

    • Elementary Grammar Point - Can / Can't, Present Simple or Continuous

    • Test Your Grammar - Elementary

    • Pre-intermediate Grammar Point - Comparatives, Superlatives & Quantifiers

    • Test Your Grammar - Pre-intermediate

    • Intermediate Grammar Point - Present Perfect Simple & Continuous

    • Test Your Grammar - Intermediate

    • Upper Intermediate Grammar Point - Unreal Conditionals & Structures After Wish

    • Test Your Grammar - Upper Intermediate

    • Advanced Grammar Point - Distancing & Unreal Uses Of Past Tenses

    • Test Your Grammar - Advanced

    • Live Lesson 5.4

  • 33

    Unit 5 - Part C

    • What's Your Image?

    • What Does Your Image Say?

    • Irish Fashion

    • Video - An Irish Fashion Show

    • Colours Quiz

    • Live Lesson 5.5

  • 34

    Unit 5 - Part D

    • An Irish TV Series 2 - MOONE BOY

    • MOONE BOY - Useful Language Quiz

    • Fine Art Painting

    • Irish Painting Quiz

    • The National Gallery Of Ireland

    • Live Lesson 5.6

  • 35

    Unit 5 - Reading & Writing

    • Reading For Pleasure - All Levels

    • Reading For Information - Irish Art

    • Writing Assignment 5

    • End Of Unit - Your Turn

  • 36

    UNIT 6 IRISH MYTHS & LEGENDS

  • 37

    Unit 6 - Vocabulary

    • Vocabulary Check - Irish Myths & Legends

    • Test Your Vocabulary - Connecting Words & Physical Actions: Elementary

    • Test Your Vocabulary - Suffixes & Time Sequencers: Pre-intermediate/Intermediate

    • Test Your Vocabulary - Suffixes, Time Sequencers & Truth: Upper Intermediate/Advanced

    • Live Lesson 6.2

  • 38

    Unit 6 - Part B

    • Irish Legendary Hero 1 - CÚ CHULAINN

    • CÚ CHULAINN Video

    • Irish Legendary Hero 2 - FIONN MACCUMHAILL

    • FIONN MACCUMHAILL Video

    • Legends In Your Country

    • Live Lesson 6.3

  • 39

    Unit 6 - Grammar

    • Elementary Grammar Point - Object Pronouns, Like + ...ing, Be & Do

    • Test Your Grammar - Elementary

    • Pre-intermediate Grammar Point - Will / Won't & Review Of Tenses

    • Test Your Grammar - Pre-intermediate

    • Intermediate Grammar Point - Modal Verbs & Expressions

    • Test Your Gramar - Intermediate

    • Upper Intermediate Grammar Point - Gerunds & Infinitives, Used To Vs Be Used To

    • Test Your Grammar - Upper Intermediate

    • Advanced Grammar Point - Verb + Object + Gerund / Infinitive & Conditionals

    • Test Your Grammar - Advanced

    • Live Lesson 6.4

  • 40

    Unit 6 - Part C

    • An Irish Film 3 - SONG OF THE SEA

    • Typical Legend Themes

    • Legend Themes Quiz

    • The Otherworld

    • An Irish Song 9 - TAKE ME TO CHURCH

    • Live Lesson 6.5

  • 41

    Unit 6 - Part D

    • LABHRAIDH LOINGSEACH

    • THE CHILDREN OF LIR & OISÍN IN TÍR NA NÓG

    • An Irish Film 4 - INTO THE WEST

    • INTO THE WEST - Useful Language Quiz

    • Live Lesson 6.6

  • 42

    Unit 6 - Reading & Writing

    • Reading For Pleasure - All levels

    • Writing Assignment 6

    • End Of Unit - Your Turn

  • 43

    End Of Course & Next steps

    • Congratulations & More Resources

    • (Optional) End of Course Test - Elementary/Pre-intermediate

    • (Optional) End of Course Test - Intermediate

    • (Optional) End of Course Test - Upper Intermediate/Advanced

    • Before you go... Quick Survey

    • End of Course Certificate

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Instructor(s)

Senior Intstructor

Ian O'Malley

I am a teacher and educational writer with over twenty years experience working with English language students. I have lived in Ireland, Spain, Italy, England and Switzerland, and have worked as a content creator, teacher-trainer, examiner and academic director. I have facilitated and led cross-cultural and cultural exchange programmes with clients from different cultures all around the world. As a writer, I've published the educational book series 'The Irish Culture Books', a novel 'God on a Bicycle', a children's book and student graded readers. As a sportsperson, I have represented Ireland internationally, playing in and coaching elite teams, most recently at the Touch Rugby World Cup in Malaysia in 2019.

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'Why is green the colour of Ireland? How have Irish inventions changed war, farming and football? Are Irish people romantic?' These are just some of the questions that are considered in this course. There are many more! The course contains hundreds of discussion questions, quotations, quizzes and creative problem-solving tasks, as well as videos and songs, to help you improve all your language skills, including your grammar, vocabulary and use of functional and colloquial language. At the same time, you will gain greater understanding of Irish culture to enable you to live, work, study, interact and communicate better with Irish people in the English language.