Members who attend this course will receive:
- Interactive 90 minute online Zoom classes on a weekly basis
- Mock oral exams with feedback on what areas to improve on throughout these sessions while operating breakout rooms
- Comprehensive study notes
- Access to an Edmodo account whereby additional notes and educational resources will be published weekly
Scheme of Work (per term)-suitable for 7 weeks and can be condensed depending on the number of sessions so that all topics below will be covered
An Bhéaltriail – Hibernia (7 weeks)
- Mé féin / Mo Chlann
- Mo Cheantar / Mo Chaitheamh Aimsire
- Ollscoil / Larchéim/ Obair
- Taisteal/ Laethanta Saoire agus na hAimsirí
Our online Zoom classes guidelines
- All members need to have access to a computer device with a functioning camera and mic so that they can fully participate as interactively as possible
[YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE ZOOM APP ON YOUR PHONE IF NEEDS BE BUT IT MAY BE HARDER TO SEE WHAT’S GOING ON DUE TO SCREEN SIZE ETC. BUT THE MAIN THING IS THAT YOU ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS]
2. All members must login on time and should prepare any questions for their Tutor in advance of the class. Also, we would prefer if you could have your camera switched on and your mic muted until asked a question etc. as this will make the class so much more interactive fir all involved.
3. MEMBERS MUST LOG IN WITH THEIR FULL NAMES FOR THE LESSON AS YOUR TUTOR MUST RECOGNISE YOUR NAME IN ORDER TO ACCEPT YOU INTO THE SESSION.
4. The Zoom codes/links will be emailed to you after your booking has been received. Just click on the link to login.
5. CODES/LINKS ARE NOT TO BE SHARED WITH ANYONE ELSE.
WISHING YOU EVERY SUCCESS WITH OUR ONLINE CLASSES
The Carlow Academy is offering FIVE repeated courses throughout the academic school year
These classes will take place online on Zoom throughout each term
You can complete the course in any of the following 5 terms and if you wish to join a course for revision then you are more then welcome to book two or more terms.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE IRISH INTERVIEW
Applicants who wish to gain entry into the Professional Master of Education in Primary Education must sit a competitive interview. This 30 minute interview includes a general interview which assesses students’ suitability to teach and their knowledge of teaching alongside a 10-12 minute Gaeilge interview which assesses their ability in Gaeilge. In the Gaeilge interview, applicants are assessed on communication skills, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and accuracy. As a core subject of the primary school curriculum, a good command of Gaeilge is necessary to undertake this programme of study.
STRUCTURE OF THE GAEILGE INTERVIEW
Applicants will be interviewed by two examiners. One examiner will focus on the general interview (conducted in English-approximately 20 minutes) and the other examiner will ask questions in Irish (approximately 10 minutes). Applicants choose whether they begin with the Gaeilge component or the English component first.
WHAT STANDARD IS REQUIRED?
Students should remember that Gaeilge is a core subject of the primary curriculum and that a good command of the language is necessary in the teaching profession. Therefore, candidates should demonstrate a level of Gaeilge whereby they could teach the language effectively in the classroom, or a sufficient standard whereby they could reach that level easily over the course of the PMEP.
Candidates should be able to engage in a continuous and fluid conversation with the examiners and discuss a range of topics clearly. They should demonstrate a high standard of accuracy, fluency, comprehension and pronunciation.
Candidates are also reminded that the PMEP is a level 9 programme and they will be expected to study the language at that level.