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  PROJECT 2.

DISCUSSION ON AND ANALYSIS OF A TOPIC USING RECORDINGS OF THE TG4 NEWS AND E-MAIL

AIM:

· To improve the students' vocabulary on various topics.
· To improve the students' oral and written abilities in the Irish language using video recordings and e-mail.

PREPARATION

1. The first thing you need to do in order to start on this project is to contact the language centre in Maynooth. Ionad na dTeangacha Ollscoil na hÉireann Maigh Nuad, Maigh Nuad, Co. Chill Dara. Guthán: (01) 7083682 (Stiúrthóir Ionad na dTeangacha, Anna Ní Ghallachair)

2. You will receive an information pack. If you are happy to go ahead with the project you will need to fill in a short application form and you will send this, along with the cost of the project (£100), to the language centre.

3. Once you have registered with the centre in Maynooth, you will receive a user name and password, which will be used to access information.
 
METHOD USED

4. Record the 6.30 news from TG4 on the outlined dates. (A list of these dates will be forwarded to you when you register).

5. The following afternoon, information questions and exercises based on the news piece will be made available to you. This may be accessed via e-mail or by logging on to the relevant web site.

6. If you so wish, the students could work through the questions and exercises at individual computers but this is not necessary. A much easier option is the following:
(a) Save all the information to a folder somewhere on the hard drive. (b) Print it out.
(c) In class, the students are shown the relevant piece of news (It usually lasts for 4-5 minutes).
(d) Having listened to the news piece the students then work through the various exercises, based on what they have heard.

 

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