In normal times we run classes every Tuesday night during the Victorian school term (except public holidays), starting at 7:30 pm.

In 2020 we moved classes online and this will continue for Term 1 of 2021. There will be a Beginners class, an Advanced Beginners class and an Intermediate/Advanced class. When we do return to physical classes we will try to keep an online class (primarily for people outside Melbourne).

You are welcome to try a class first, but all students are expected to become members of the Cumann ($45 per year). In addition, we offer our teachers an honorarium for their hard work and to help finance that we will be charging students $40 per term. This is roughly equivalent to the money collected at physical classes.

Beginners

At the moment (end of January 2021), beginners classes are (more than) full. If you would like to join a waiting list, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to when things change. If you live outside Victoria, there might be a group closer to you that is providing classes.

Beginners classes are using the textbook Gaeilge gan Stró (Stress-free Irish) at the moment. We order these in batches and sell them at cost price ($60 + $12.20 postage).

Zoom

Although you can join a Zoom meeting using only a web browser, it is recommended that you get the Zoom app (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS). If you can manage it, headphones with a microphone will make it much easier to hear and be heard. Classes starts at the same time (7:30 pm), but run for about an hour and a quarter.

Payments

Payments to us by bank transfer…

Irish Language Association of Australia
Credit Union Australia
BSB:
814-282 Account No: 10597015
PayID: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or via PayPal. Remember to include a note saying what the payment is for and your name.

If you have any questions about classes please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., giving an indication of your level of Irish (beginner, intermediate, advanced). If you’re interested in helping with teaching, you’d be very welcome too.