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Understanding Basic Irish Sign Language (8 Week Course) 2018-12-14T02:55:52+00:00

Understanding Basic Irish Sign Language


“Signs are to eyes what words are to ears. “- Ken Glickman

8 Week ‘Taster’ Course
(Registration closing date ?)

Irish Sign Language (ISL) is the sign language used in Ireland (primarily in the Republic of Ireland). CTA is now offering a course in Basic ISL. This course gives a concise overview of ISL, basic signs and instructions. The Student will also gain an understanding of the problems and barriers that people who have a hearing loss can experience. It will also outline basic strategies hearing people can use to communicate respectfully and effectively with deaf people.

Qualifications Gained

  • Certificate of Attendance in Basic Irish Sign Language

Entry Requirements

There are no previous academic requirements for this course.

Course Structure

The course is 8 Weeks duration. One 6o min class per week.

Course Delivery

  • Classroom based

Course Content

  1. Background to Irish Sign Language in Ireland
  2. Communication Strategies and Body Positioning
  3. ISL Alphabet and Finger Spelling
  4. Basic Communication – Greetings/Family/Time/Numbers/Directions
  5. Interacting with a Deaf Person
  6. ISL in Practice

Course fee

  • €120 for the 8 week course (fee includes all classroom materials and assessment)


Day Time

*Timetable subject to change

In partnership with:


**All  teachers are qualified Irish Sign Language teachers from the Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College and have extensive teaching experience. Teachers have many years of experience teaching ISL with a student– centred approach, with ongoing teacher training sessions, hence you will benefit from well trained teachers who work from an organised curriculum to ensure structured learning of ISL is at the highest quality standard.

* This course will run subject to demand. For more information and/or to register your interest please contact us now on info@clonmeltuitionacademy.ie

 **All of our Sign Language Courses require a minimum of 10 registrants in order to take place. While we expect to reach this minimum in all courses, in the event that there are not enough participants registered by the Sunday evening before the first day of the course, we reserve the right to cancel the course and process a full refund of fees paid to the student/parent.

***Please be advised that whilst a ‘deposit paid’ secures your place onto a course, it does not guarantee admission to the course. In order to gain admission to any of our courses, fees need to be paid in full prior to the course start date. The reason for this is mainly because for many of our courses the full ‘book of notes’ for the entire course is handed out at the first lesson. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with regard to this. We reserve the right to refuse admission to any student who has not paid the course fees in full prior to the start date of the course (ie. the first lesson)