‘Erasmus na Gaeilge’ to bring 175 students to Gaeltacht areas

Posted in Governance and administration on May 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A scheme similar to the European Erasmus programme will facilitate up to 175 students who wish to spend a semester studying in the Gaeltacht. Third level students will be offered the opportunity to spend three months in Gaeltacht areas under the new language immersion scheme announced this morning by the Department of the Gaeltacht …” (more)

[Éanna Ó Caollaí, Irish Times, 13 May]

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UCC opens new hi-tech learning centre in Ballyferriter

Posted in Teaching on June 13th, 2018 by steve

“University College Cork is launching a new hi-tech learning centre in Ballyferriter. This September UCC students of Irish and History will spend a full semester in the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht as part of their degree course …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 13 June]

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Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is ‘unregulated waste of money’

Posted in Teaching on September 17th, 2014 by steve

“Students training to become Primary School teachers have started a campaign for a reform of the Gaeltacht placement which is setting them back more than €1,500 and does not, they say, help improve their Irish skills …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 17 September]

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