On-line learning is a great way to learn a language, but there’s no doubt that full immersion is one of the best ways to hone your language skills.
Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for some unknown rich uncle to leave you his millions for that dream trip to Ireland in order to experience a full immersion environment. In fact, Northern California residents and vistors will have a chance to do just that next weekend at the 15th annual San Francisco Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeltachta.
At Bitesize Irish Gaelic, we’re proud sponsors of the event in 2013.
The event, which takes place at the United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave. (at Sloat) in San Francisco, begins on Friday, September 27, at 6:00 p.m. and formally ends at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 29 (though ceol, craic agus caint typically continues in the pub well into Sunday evening!)
Classes for all levels
The conversation-centered classes are based on the program offered at Oideas Gael in Donegal, and are available for learners of all levels, from absolute beginner to fluent speaker. The teachers are all native speakers and are arranged by Oideas Gael.
Between classes, learners have the chance to practice their Irish at meals (provided) and during the music sessions in the evenings.
Space still available!
There’s still space for students in all levels, so don’t be shy! For more information, call Nikki Ragsdale (Treoraí na Gaeilge, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Cooley-Keegan Branch) at 510-881-5958 or e-mail [email protected].
Have you attended an Irish immersion class or event?
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