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    • #1280

      :Hi,

      I'm almost 10 yrs out of secondary school, I have the bare bare basics of Irish and have started learning it again from books and CDs (buntus cainte). I'm only realising now how hard a language it is to learn with all the mad grammar rules etc. Would I be crazy to think I could do the Honours Irish paper this June and get a C3 or higher? I need it to become a primary teacher. Any suggestions appreciated!

      Thanks, Karen

    • #16109

      Hi,

      I'm almost 10 yrs out of secondary school, I have the bare bare basics of Irish and have started learning it again from books and CDs (buntus cainte). I'm only realising now how hard a language it is to learn with all the mad grammar rules etc. Would I be crazy to think I could do the Honours Irish paper this June and get a C3 or higher? I need it to become a primary teacher. Any suggestions appreciated!

      Thanks, Karen

    • #16110
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      Karen,

      Your scenario is extremely common. I have discussed this situation with dozens of students before. All the students seem perfectly able to handle the work load that is necessary for the required results. They do however emphasis the difficulty of getting back on track with the language at the beginning but over the first few months they make huge progress.

      The most difficult part is starting to learn the language again, which you seem to have already tackled. Therefore I see no reason why you cannot make an excellent attempt of achieving a C3 or higher. The biggest requirement for achieving such a result is commitment. Once you are committed any result is possible.

      I have referred many students in a similar position as you to a course in The Foxrock Institute. It is a course geared towards preparing mature students for the Irish Honours Leaving Cert exam. Please find more details below:

      http://www.foxrockinstitute.ie/grinds/postgrad.php

      The course is on a weekly basis and is solely aimed at mature students. You can call them on 01-4939506.

      I hope this helps,

      Best of luck.

      Patrick

    • #16111

      Hi Karen,

      I am in the same situation, I have just decided that I am going to repeat my leaving cert Irish in order to get into primary school teaching.

      I really don’t know where to start, can you maybe advise me? I will def get grinds but I’m really worried about whether I will be able to pick up the grammar etc etc

    • #16112

      hi!! dont worry ul be grand!!! the following are some thing to do:
      -learn off answers on all poems stories and stair the gaeilge as this is worth a good chunk of the marks.(fiuntas 2 a=has all of them along with notes)
      -buy sample papers and practice comprehensions, essays, unseenqs etc.
      -practice tape from papers as a cd is included (powerpacks are good to as transcription is included!)
      -practice speaking in irish as much as u can! this will hape u in all areas but particularly the oral and aural!
      -learn basic grammer rules most of which shd cum easily to u as they are all covered many times in primary school and upwards!

      if you have an qs i wd b more than happy to help!!!! im in 6th yr and am fluent in irish!

      hope this helps in some way!

    • #16113

      Hi Karen,
      I too am in the same boat. It’s not easy let me tell you! I’m 11 years out of school and am doing the whole leaving cert again 2008 in a hope to get in to pat’s either through points or as a mature student. I’m finding it tough but I think it’s worth a go. If I don’t get it this year I’m going to keep trying as I am absolutely determined to be a primary school teacher. I’ve been to Gael Linn for grinds..they’re quite good but basically you really just need to get the head down and practice practice practice! You’re right it’s a tough language but you’ll be amazed how much you’ll pick up as you go along.
      Good Luck…Maybe I’ll see you in college someday! Fingers crossed!
      Linda

    • #16114

      Have a go at it but its not the end of the world if you dont get it. People think its an easy thing to do when youre only studying 1 subject but Irish is hard! If you get sample answers and learn them off it is a help but a friend of mine went back to do Irish last year because she wanted to do primary teaching but she got a D1 and she pput so much in to it. But she applied to do primary teaching in the UK and got it. When she comes back to teach in Ireland she has 7 years to pass the Irish exam and can teach away no prob in the mean time, Its something to consider! Best of luck with it

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