Hibernia Autumn 22 Cohort - Course A

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John Gavin
John Gavin

Teaching Qualifications:

B.A.(Gaeilge & History), H.Dip Ed., M.Ed.

Oibrím mar mhúinteoir Gaeilge agus TFC i gcoláiste comhoideachais i gCo. Luimnigh. Is Gaeilgeoir mé agus creidim go láidir gur ‘beatha teanga í a labhairt’. Tá súil agam go gcabhróidh mé go mór leat i rith na bliana seo.

My fundamental belief when it comes to teaching Irish is very simple: “if you can speak it, you can write it“.

I’m passionate about trying to make the Irish language more accessible to Leaving Cert Students, Student Teachers, Practising Teachers and adult learners of every kind! For me, it all comes down to rebuilding a learner's core grammatical structure, which enables them to develop a sense of independence over time. This also happens to be the most important element when it comes to speaking the language with a degree of freedom & fluency i.e. knowing verbs, tuiseal ginideach and the most common grammatical structures that one uses when speaking Irish.

I’ve enjoyed more than 20 years of teaching Irish to all academic levels and student abilities. I've also been teaching online since 2001!

I’ve worked as both an Irish oral examiner and a written examiner with the SEC in the past. I also worked as the Lead Tutor for School Experience and Professional Practice with Hibernia College on their PDE Programme (Secondary). In a private capacity I've provided countless individual and group classes to current practitioners, aspiring primary school teachers (Leaving Cert Irish Higher / TEG level) and those currently enrolled in teacher training colleges such as Hibernia College, Mary Immaculate College and Marino Institute of Education.



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts on January 4th 2023 and access to it ends on July 15th 2023.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have access to the course until July 15th 2023. Should the Hibernia written examination for the Autumn '22 cohort go beyond this date, we will of course extend access to cover the exam dates.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.

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