Winter 2024 Scottish Gaelic Classes via Zoom

with Kerrie Kennedy


Subject to sufficient registration, the following classes will be offered


Introduction to Scottish Gaelic - Part 2 / Beginner 2+ Scottish Gaelic / Level 3 Scottish Gaelic /

Tutorials with Kerrie / Private Classes / About Kerrie


  Introduction  to Scottish Gaelic - Part 2

 

Tuesday evenings via Zoom for 10 weeks from January 23 through March 26, 2024, 6:30pm-7:30pm eastern time. Class will be limited to 10 students.


A continuation of the September, 2023 classes, we will continue working with and asking questions about the weather, how you are doing in the present tense, adding how to address people by their names (yep, it does something different in Gaelic!), and how to talk about the things that we are doing.


New students are welcome, but some prior knowledge is required. Students will need to know "tha, chan eil, a bheil, and nach eil" and how to to talk about how they are - sona, fuar, crosda etc., as well as being able to talk about the weather - "Tha i fuar agus grianach." etc.

 

Students will be sent a short optional practice exercise each week for extra practice.


Cost for 10 x 1 hour classes:

$75

$60 for seniors 65 and over

$60 students (students will have to show a valid student card when registering)

 

Payment for all classes is by InterAc on your online banking site to payment@torontogaelic.ca (no password necessary). We regret that we cannot accept payments by PayPal or Credit Card. Arrangements can be made to pay by cheque. For more information, or to register, please email:External link opens in new tab or windowfios@torontogaelic.ca with the email address that you want to use for class, and include the level of class that you want to enrol in

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 Beginners 2+ Scottish Gaelic


Thursday evenings via Zoom for 10 weeks beginning January 18 through March 21, 2024, 6:30pm - 7:30pm eastern time.


A continuation of the Beginner 2, September 2023 class. New students are welcome. Some prior knowledge of Gaelic is required. Class is limited to 10 students.


Students should have some familiarity with the simple past tense of regular verbs, prepositional pronouns (eg. agam, orm, leam etc.), possessive pronouns (eg. Mo, do, etc.) and connecting sentences in the past, present and future (eg. gun robh, gu bheil, gum bi).


Students will continue working with regular verbs in the future tense from the September 2023 term (eg, ithidh).


This class will also work on holding simple conversations as well as general Gaelic skillss, and possibly our first irregular verb.

 

Cost for 10 x one-hour classes

$75

$60 for seniors 65 and over

$60 students (students will have to show a valid student card when registering)

 

Payment for all classes is by InterAc on your online banking site to payment@torontogaelic.ca (no password necessary). We regret that we cannot accept payments by PayPal or Credit Card. Arrangements can be made to pay by cheque. For more information, or to register, please email:External link opens in new tab or windowfios@torontogaelic.ca with the email address you want to use for class, and include the level of class that you wish to enrol in.



Tutorials with Kerrie

 

Students who want to have a private session to review concepts covered in class, work on conversation, or who want to review a concept they will need for a class level can arrange to book a 30 minute tutorial with Kerrie.

 

Tutorials are only available to students who have registered in TGLA courses for either the September 2023 or January 2024 term. Students who have registered in any of these group classes can book a tutorial any time until a new year of classes begin in September 2024. 

 

Tutorials are 30 minutes in length for $25 (tax included). Contact External link opens in new tab or windowfios@torontogaelic.ca to arrange a time.


Level 3 Scottish Gaelic


Saturday mornings via Zoom beginning January 20 through March 23, 2024, 10:00am - 11:30am eastern

 

New students are welcome. Students should have familiarity with the prepositional pronouns (eg.agam, orm, leam, dhomh and rium), past and future tense of regular and irregular verbs (eg. deach, chunnaic, rinn, thuirt, chuala, fhuair), and possessive pronouns.


Students will continue working with the relative future tense and the various forms of “the” and the  introduction to the subjunctive/conditional tense (eg. bhithinn) from the September 2023 classes.

 

This class will continue practicing with the definite article of masculine and feminine words, using adjectives, and working on the relative independent future as well as comparatives and superlatives (good, better, best) and Gaelic conversation and listening skills.

  

Cost for 10 x 1.5 hour classes

$100

$65 for seniors 65 and over

$65 students (students will have to show a valid student card at registration)

 

Payment for all classes is by InterAc on your online banking site to payment@torontogaelic.ca (no password necessary). We regret that we cannot accept payments by PayPal or Credit Cards. Arrangements can be made to pay by cheque. For more information, or to register, please email:External link opens in new tab or windowfios@torontogaelic.ca with the email address you want to use for class, and include the level of class that you wish to enrol in. 



Private Classes

 

Kerrie is available for private classes, including classes to work on a specific topic. Private classes are tailored to the needs of each individual student.

 

Private classes are $40 (tax included) for the first hour (or any part of the first hour) and can be broken into 15 minute additions after that. Please contact External link opens in new tab or windowfios@torontogaelic.ca for further information or to arrange times.



About Kerrie

Kerrie Kennedy is a former Highland dance teacher and has studied Scottish Gaelic at University of Toronto and the Gaelic College in Cape Breton. She is a past recipient of the Kennedy Society of America Gaelic Scholarship and the An Comunn Gàidhlig Ameireaganach (the American Scottish Gaelic Society) Gaelic Scholarship. She has been teaching Scottish Gaelic group classes for the Toronto Gaelic Learners’ Association, and to private students since 2001.