Modern Irish II

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 5KS234

Education cycle
First cycle
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Board of the Department of English, 19 September 2012
Responsible department
Department of English

Entry requirements

Modern Irish I or the equivalent

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course, students will be able to

  • use a basic Modern Irish vocabulary
  • understand everyday spoken and written Irish
  • speak and write about somewhat more complex phenomena in Irish
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of Irish grammar


The course builds on the course Modern Irish I and focuses on more advanced aspects of Irish grammar. Students' skills in reading and writing Irish are trained through the study of selected literary texts. Speech and listening comprehension skills are trained through group discussions.


Campus course: Group teaching. The language of instruction is English.

Distance learning: Teaching is conducted through the Internet-based learning environment. The language of instruction is English.


Examination campus course: Examination is conducted through both oral and written assignments and by continuous assessment.

Examination distance course: Examination is conducted through written assignments and by continuous assessment. An oral examination may also take place.

Grades used are either Fail, Pass, or Pass with Distinction.

Students who do not achieve a passing grade on the regular examination will have another opportunity to take the examination within a reasonable period of time after the regular examination.

Students who fail a certain examination twice have the right upon request, following consultation with the head of department, to have another examiner appointed.

Other directives

For admission to the course Celtic Languages B, 30 credits from Celtic languages A are required.

If the syllabus or course reading for a component has been changed, students have a right to be examined under the original syllabus and course reading on two occasions during the following semester. Normally this right then expires. Otherwise there are no limitations on the number of examination opportunities.

Transitional provisions

For transitional regulations in the case of changes in the syllabus, please contact the student adviser.