Fulbright Language & Culture Weekend
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm - Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm
The KCIC is thrilled to partner with the Fulbright Commission of Ireland for our first language weekend of 2019! We are proud to offer top level language instruction in Kansas City. There is no better way to to kick start or improve your Irish language skills than to spend a full weekend immersed in speaking, and listening to, the language. We will divide participants into Beginner and Intermediate levels.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot for the weekend.
TUITION -Please reserve your spot by contacting Renata Rua at [email protected] or 816-474-3848. Payments can be made at the event.
- $150 for Non-KCIC Members for all sessions – includes tuition and light refreshments
- $120 for KCIC Members for all sessions – includes tuition and light refreshments
Friday, March 29
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturday, March 30
9:30am – 5pm
Sunday, March 31
9:30am – 5pm
Detailed schedule coming soon.
Mr John Prendergast is from Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí. John has spent the last two years as an Ireland Canada University Foundation Scholar, lecturing Irish language in Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to this, he was awarded a MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies from Cardiff University and was conferred with a BCL (Law and Irish) degree from University College Cork, attaining first-class honours in both. John’s research interests include linguistic justice and language rights. John has instructed Gaeilge courses at various different levels in Canada, Wales, the USA, and in Ireland. During his Fulbright FLTA Award he will teach the Irish language and take classes at the University of Notre Dame.
Brian Ó hAirt
Brian Ó hAirt is an advocate of the Gaelic languages and a fluent speaker of Irish Gaelic. He has received degrees in Linguistics, Anthropology, Celtic Studies, Traditional Music, and Post-Colonial Theory at the universities of Wisconsin, Limerick, and Galway. Brian has also spent extensive periods of time in the various Irish-speaking districts of Ireland studying its language and culture. In 2010 he became involved with the language-based non-profit group Language Hunters and subsequently helped develop a system of teaching languages through gameplay. His work with LH also helped him cultivated connections with the Scots Gaelic communities of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton as well as with the revitalized Gaelic speaking community on the Isle of Man, where he has visited and learned alongside inspired local advocates of the language. Brian currently resides in Portland, Oregon where he organizes game nights for the Irish, Scottish, and Manx Gaelic communities. He’s thrilled to be returning to KC for this Language weekend.