Comann Luchd Ionnsachaidh Thoronto
Toronto Gaelic Learners Association

Scottish Gaelic classes via Zoom 

Level 1 (beginner) with Nathaniel / Level 2 (beginner 2) with Kerrie / Level 3 with Kerrie / Level 4 with Nathaniel

Tutorials with Kerrie

 

Fall  2022

Scottish Gaelic Level 1 (complete beginner) with Nathaniel

TUESDAY and THURSDAY evenings, beginning September 20 through November 24, 2022

7:00pm - 8pm (eastern)

Gaelic level 1 is intended for complete beginners. The focus will be on developing beginning conversation skills, introducing vocabulary and grammatical structures to enable students to talk about themselves and their everyday lives. We will also discuss the basics of Gaelic spelling, although reading/writing will not be the focus of the class. Because the focus of the class is conversational, enrolment is capped at 6 students. Please note that there are two classes each week, and not a Tuesday class and a Thursday class. 

Cost for 20 one-hour classes:

$100 / $80 for seniors 65 and over /  $80 students (students will have to show a valid student card at first class)

Payment for all classes is by InterAc to payment@torontogaelic.ca (no password necessary). We regret that we cannot accept payments by PayPal, but see email address below to arrange payment by cheque.
 
For more information, or to register, please email: fios@torontogaelic.ca with the email address you want to use for class contact.
 
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Scottish Gaelic Level 2 (beginner 2) with Kerrie
 
THURSDAY evenings, beginning September 15 through November 17, 2022 with Kerrie
6:30pm - 7:30pm (eastern)
 
 
A continuation class for students who were Beginners in 2021 or have learned some Gaelic already: Some prior knowledge of Gaelic is required.
 
Students should have some familiarity with the simple present and past tenses (tha and bha), some verbal nouns (eating, working etc), the prepositional pronoun agam, and how to say you have things,  and idioms such as being hungry that use orm as well as wearing clothes, possessive pronouns (mo, do etc), and the future tense form of bidh.
 
We will be reviewing the simple past tense of regular verbs, and how to say "that" in present and past tense ("I think that you are nice").
 
This class will work on getting students more comfortable with speaking Gaelic (asking and answering questions) aiming to work up to simple conversations, as well as working with the simple past tense of regular verbs to get more comfortable with this, how to say negative "that" statements ("He is saying that you are not nice"), and learning how to see you like (or do not like) something.
 
Cost for 10 one-hour classes:
 
$75 / $60 for seniors 65 and over / $60 students (students will have to show a valid student card at first class)
 
 
Payment for all classes is by InterAc to payment@torontogaelic.ca (no password necessary). We regret that we cannot accept payments by PayPal, but see email address below to arrange payment by cheque.
 
For more information, or to register, please email: fios@torontogaelic.ca with the email address you want to use for class contact.
 
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Scottish Gaelic Level 3 with Kerrie 
 
SATURDAY mornings, beginning September 17 through November 26, 2022 (no class Thanksgiving weekend October 8), 10:00am  - 11:30am (eastern)
 
Students should have experience with the prepositional pronouns agam, orm, leam, and how to use them. some irregular verbs (deach, chunnaic, rinn), the simple past tense of regular verbs, the future tense of regular verbs, as well as possessive pronouns and how they are used when talking about family members or parts of the body.
 
This class will aim to expand the base of knowledge, such as adding more irregular verbs, working on reading and writing in Gaelic, and getting more comfortable with being able to converse in Gaelic. We will also continue to work on the relative future of be, bhios, as well as working with adjectives and using "the".
 
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 first class)
 
Payment for all classes is by InterAc to payment@torontogaelic.ca (no password necessary).We regret that we cannot accept payments by PayPal, but email the address below to arrange payment by cheque.
 
For more information and / or to register, email fios@torontogaelic.ca with the email address you want to use for class contact and the level you wish to enrol in.
 
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Scottish Gaelic Level 4 with Nathaniel 
 
SATURDAY mornings, beginning September 17 through November 26, 2022 (no class Thanksgiving weekend October 8), 10:30am  - 12:00pm (eastern)
 
Gaelic level 4 focuses on building speaking and listening ability and consolidating their grammar knowledge through a mix of conversation practice, introduction and review of advanced grammatical topics - selected based on student needs and interests - and reading short texts in a variety of genres (poetry, fiction, news reports, essays). New grammar points will be presented and discussed in English, but students should be prepared to speak Gaelic - our goal is to get comfortable using this grammar in ordinary speech. Students should have some familiarity with the genitive (possessive) case and with the past, present, and future tenses of "to be" and of regular verbs.
 
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 first class)
 
Payment for all classes is by InterAc to payment@torontogaelic.ca (no password necessary).We regret that we cannot accept payments by PayPal, but email the address below to arrange payment by cheque.
 
For more information and / or to register, email fios@torontogaelic.ca with the email address you want to use for class contact and the level you wish to enrol in.
 
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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 the class level can arrange to book a 30 minute tutorial with Kerrie (as schedule permits). Tutorials are only available to students who have registered in TGLA courses for either the September 2022. Students registered in a group class can book a tutorial for the duration of the course year until Sept 2023, including the summer months when we do not run regular group classes
 
Tutorials are 30 minutes in length for $25 (tax included).
 
For those not currently enrolled in courses, Kerrie is available for private classes. Please contact fios@torontogaelic.ca to arrange times and discuss cost.