What we do...
'Gníomhach le Gaeilge' (Active with Irish) are Irish language Activity Camps, which take place in Ballincollig, Co. Cork during Easter & Summer Holidays.
The fundamental philosophy underpinning everything we do during the 5 day camps & courses, is that language learning is best achieved while being active.
** Check out our 'Camps & Courses' page in the Menu, for cost**
We have classes for the following students:
Primary School: Pupils starting 3rd,4th, 5th & 6th class.
Secondary School: Students beginning 1st year & 2nd in September
( Our Easter Camps are for those pupils in 2nd/3rd/4th/5th & 6th class, and 1st year)
'Gníomhach le Gaeilge' is all about communication through activity. Our Camps are 80% activity- spórt, ceol, ealaín, cluichí teangann and 20% in-class practice(also achieved through games & activities). This is not school!! This is making friends, realising you have more ability than you thought and of course, having fun!!
We provide a vast range of sporting activities, from team sports like basketball and hurling to orienteering, gymnastics, Zumba and dance.
Our music teachers combine language learning with music & song to create a fun musical experience. Students may also bring in instruments during the week.
Our morning classes are conversation based and informal. Central topics are introduced, explained and practised through pair-work and other strategies.
The drama/language game classes are designed to encourage both Gaeilge and creativity. Language games and improvisation are usually the biggest hits!
My Gaeilge-shy daughter comes out smiling from ear to ear each day..
ÁR BHFOIREANN/OUR TEAM!
All teachers working with 'Gníomhach le Gaeilge' Activity Camps are fully-qualified,well-experienced, Garda-vetted and ridiculously enthusiastic!!
Our assistants have fluent Irish and are also Garda-vetted.
We are all committed to providing an atmosphere for our students, where learning and fun go hand in hand. There are no 'leaders', all activities are conducted by teachers, and assisted by our cúntóirí(assistants)