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Fulbright Language Immersion Weekend
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm - Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm
The KCIC is thrilled to partner with Language Hunters and the Fulbright Commission of Ireland for our second annual 3 level language weekend! 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, Improver 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 23
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturday, March 24
9:30am – 5pm
Sunday, March 25
9:30am – 5pm
Brian Ó hAirt is an advocate of the Gaelic languages and a fluent speaker of Irish. 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. He has taught at various intensive programs throughout the U.S. and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois where he teaches for the Gaeilago—an Irish language community at Gaelic Park.
Ciara completed a B.A. in Modern Irish and English at Trinity College Dublin, and a masters in Irish at University College Dublin, where she was a tutor. Ciara is a writer, and was one of 13 chosen for Poetry Ireland’s 2017 Introductions group for emerging poets. She is the founder of REIC, a bilingual spoken word and open mic night that features poetry, music, storytelling and rap. You can also find her on YouTube, where she uploads her own poetry and has a series called What the Focal!?, which focuses on the Irish language. She also set up and manages the popular Memes na Gaeilge Facebook page. As a Fulbright FLTA, she is teaching and taking courses at Villanova University, Philadelphia.