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University of Montana

Dr. Traolach O’Riordain
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 544-0311
Irish Language Blended Courses
Ten-Week Courses – Fall 2023

We’re offering three levels:
Beginning Irish 1: 20 September – 22 November
Intermediate Irish 1: 19 September – 21 November
Advanced Irish 1: 18 September – 19 November

Beginning Irish 1 focuses on mastering the phonemes of the language and on learning basic conversation.

Intermediate Irish 1 focuses on the verbs, past, present and future tenses.

Advanced Irish 1 focuses on the verbs in the subjunctive and past subjunctive moods, the habitual past tense, and the imperative mood. Conversation based on prescribed text forms the greater part of the zoom class.

Instructor: Traolach Ó Ríordáin

Meeting times:
Beginning Irish 1: Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 MT
Intermediate Irish 1: Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 MT
Advanced Irish 1: Mondays from 6:30 – 8:00 MT

Costs: The cost of the tuition is $299, or $279 for members of the Friends of Irish Studies.

Accreditation: Montana Office of Public Instruction credit is available for no additional charge.

Registration: You may register and pay online by going to Friends of Irish Studies in the West

Contacttoriordain@hotmail.com or friendsofirishstudies@gmail.com


The University of Montana currently offers five courses of instruction on campus as well as evening community classes in Missoula and Helena; Irish language immersion days in Butte, Bozeman, Great Falls and Helena; and a week-long immersion program every July in Butte. There are also conversation groups meeting three evenings a week in Missoula and groups meeting once a week in Helena and Butte. There are three instructors from Ireland teaching the courses in the fall with another two teachers joining in the spring to facilitate progress in conversational Irish. Information about classes is available at www.cas.umt.edu/irishstudies and at www.irishmontana.com.