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Fulbright Language & Culture Weekend
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm - Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm
The KCIC is thrilled to partner with the Fulbright Commission of Ireland for our autumn language weekend, 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, 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, November 8
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturday, November 9
9:30am – 5pm
Sunday, November 10
9:30am – 5pm
Detailed schedule coming soon.
Sinéad Ní Mhuirí
Sinéad Ní Mhuirí is from Maynooth, Co. Kildare. She is a primary school teacher in Dublin and finished her Masters in Irish (Language) Writing and Communications last year in University College Dublin. Her thesis was on sensationalism in the media viewed through a comparison of two Irish language television series “Scannal” and “Léargas”. During her Fulbright FLTA Award she will teach the Irish language at the University of Connecticut and is president of the Irish Society there, spreading the language all around the community and campus.
Is mise Sinéad Ní Mhuirí agus is as Má Nuad i gContae Chill Dara mé. Is múinteoir bunscoile mé sa bhaile i mBÁC ach anuraidh bhain mé máistreacht amach i Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge i gColaiste na hOllscoile, BÁC. Bhí mo thráchtas bunaithe ar chéadfaíochas sna meáin agus rinne mé comparáid idir an dá shraith teilifise Scannal agus Léargas chun mo chuid smaointe a léiriú. Bhí an taighde thar a bheith suimiúil ar fad agus tá suim agam anois i níos mó a dhéanamh maidir leis na meáin cumarsáide. I mbliana, táim ag obair mar FLTA in Ollscoil Connecticut agus ag baint an-sult as. Tá mé mar uachtarán ar an gCumann Gaelach anseo freisin agus ag déanamh an-iarracht chun an teanga a scaipeadh i measc na hollscoile.
Brian Ó hAirt
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 game-play. 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 Washington, DC. He’s thrilled to be returning to KC for this Language weekend.