CCIV30070 Introduction to Early Irish 1

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module will introduce students to basic aspects of Early Irish grammar, phonology, orthography and syntax. Students will develop a basic vocabulary including nouns, verbs and prepositions through the completion of graded exercises. Previous experience of learning languages would be an advantage.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes:

1. understand the orthography of Early Irish

2. deploy a simple basic vocabulary of nouns, verbs and prepositions

3. identify the basic grammatical terms used in the description of Early Irish

4. translate simple sentences from Early Irish into English

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Structured lectures supplemented by grammatical exercises. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
CCIV20110 - Intro to Medieval Irish 1, EMIR10010 - Intro to Early Irish I

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: Open-book Brightspace quiz (2 hours) Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Class Test: In-class test (30 min) Week 5 n/a Graded No


Class Test: In-class test (30 min) Week 10 n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will receive written feedback on completion of assignment.

Name Role
Dr Roisin McLaughlin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Fangzhe Qiu Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Joseph Simpson Lecturer / Co-Lecturer