Gaeltacht Scholarships for DIT Staff & Students 2018
Posted: 14 May, 2018
Oifig na Gaeilge, DIT’s Irish Language Office is offering scholarships to DIT staff and students who would like to spend a week in the Gaeltacht on an Irish language course this summer.
MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION HERE
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY 1st JUNE 2018
Current DIT staff who would like to participate on an Irish language course in the Gaeltacht at any level may apply for the scholarship. The scholarship is worth €200 per person and the days spent on the Gaeltacht course are recognised by Human Resources as training days but you must receive prior permission from your line manager to attend any course.
DIT students can apply for a scholarship to spend a week learning Irish with Oideas Gael in Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Donegal - any week from the 2nd of June until the end of August at any level. The Oifig na Gaeilge scholarship will cover the tuition fees and the cost of self-catering accommodation and students must pay €50 and their travel and food expenses, except for the courses taking place in Gleann Fhinne from the 21 July – 4th August 2018 which are more expensive as no self-catering accommodation is available.
The Gaeltacht courses are available from Complete Beginners level – for those who have never studied the language; Improvers who want to brush up on their Gaeilge and for fluent speakers who want to improve their grammar and enrich their vocabulary with classes taking place during the day and Gaeilge activities running every evening.
To date almost 250 DIT staff and students have attended courses in the Gaeltacht and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have noted a major improvement in their Irish.
Further information and registration is available here