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ISL Classes during Covid-19

Due to Covid-19 our classrooms in Deaf Village Ireland will remain closed until further notice. We have been busy developing online classes using Zoom video conferencing services and we are happy to let you know that we are planning further online classes in 2020.

We are also working hard to ensure that we manage any impact that COVID-19 has on our Autumn term beginning in September 2020. We will update this page as more information becomes available, so please check back regularly and social media to stay informed.

Irish Sign Language Classes

If you want to learn or improve your Irish Sign language, you’ve come to the right place!

We provide fun and easy ways to learn ISL. We teach ISL for every age group and our classes take place at the Deaf Village Ireland and in primary and secondary schools, universities, public departments and private business throughout Ireland.

All our classes are provided by qualified Irish Sign Language teachers from the Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College. Our curriculum that is designed to follow the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and QQI framework.

QQI Award Level 3 Irish Sign Language 1 is a beginner’s course where you will learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases and learn more about our language and culture.

QQI Award Level 4 Irish Sign Language 2 is a pre-intermediate course where students understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of everyday life. When you finish this course you will have a degree of fluency and be able to engage in conversation with ISL signers. Level 4 courses suit those who have successfully completed our Level 3 course or good level of ISL skills that will progress you to QQI Award Level 5.

Book a course below by clicking on the one you are interested in and completing the form.

To book a place you must over 16 years of age.

We offer ISL group classes for teens, children and toddlers, please contact us.

If you have any questions you can email islclasses@irishdeafsociety.ie

Looking for information about Deaf adult classes? Click here.