Canadian Irish Language Award

These awards are tenable by Canadian students attending our partner universities listed below, to fund participation in an Irish Language immersion course in Ireland during the summer.

Scholarships will be awarded to scholars from each of our partner universities, with an additional scholarship being awarded in co-operation with Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada. Our partner universities are;

  • University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Ontario
  • Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
  • St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland
  • University of Ottawa, Ontario
  • University of Prince Edward Island

Scholarships are jointly funded by the Dept. of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and by our  partner universities.

Applications for the award are made directly to the partner university/ to Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada, and applicants are asked to contact their university for details of application procedures and deadlines.

Course Details


Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. Gaillimh.


Summer 2017 (dates to be confirmed)


To provide the students with an introduction to the Irish language in an authentic Irish-speaking setting, drawing on the expertise of our highly-experienced teaching staff. The courses are aligned with the Common European Framework for Languages, and will be offered at A1, A2 and B1 level depending on the ability and prior knowledge of the students.

Course Curriculum:

A1: Introductions, Home place, The House/accommodation, The Family, Hobbies, The Weather, Feelings and Emotions, The Workplace/University; Language Structure, the Verb System, Prepositional Pronouns, Personal Numbers.

A2: Personal details, Travel and Holidays, Home place, Work and Study, Communicating in the restaurant, Describing people, Making arrangements and plans, Shopping, Directions, Requesting a Favour; Prepositional Pronouns, Tenses and Moods, The Copula, Gender of Nouns, Adjectives, The Dative Case

B1: Introductions & Personal details, The Family, Travel and Holidays, Languages and Nationalities, Hobbies, Festivals, Food, Personalities, Feelings and Sickness, Current Affairs and Social Media; Writing Letters & E-mails; Possessive Adjectives, Numbers, Regular & Irregular Verbs, Gender of Nouns, Simple Prepositions, Prepositional Pronouns

Course Assessment:

Oral, written and aural examinations


15 ECTs