Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

Celtic Junction Arts Center

Best Cultural Center in North America –IrishCentral, 2018

836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55104

A 501(c)(3) organization

No sweat Irish!: Spoken Modern Irish, Jan 18 - March 22

Thurs 7-8:30 pm. Jan 18 - March 22, 2018. Ten 90 minute session on 1/18; 1/25; 2/1; 2/8; 2/15; 2/22; 3/1; 3/8; 3/15; and, 3/22.  Located in the Eoin McKiernan Library. Pay $270 in advance, $300 at the door. If you have already taken this course, then cost is $250. Families will get a 10% discount for each family member. Students will need to purchase a copy of Gaeilge gan Stró (No sweat Irish) available online. To register: contact Tom Jeffers directly at tommyjeffers@gmail.comChecks payable to: Celtic Junction Arts Center.

For beginners and 'returning' learners whether families or individuals.

Learn how to speak and write the Irish Gaelic language in a fun, relaxed, and innovative community environment using contemporary approaches to language acquisition. Incorporating conversation, songs, and games, this 10-week course takes the pressure and hard work out of Irish Gaelic and makes it an enjoyable and creative pursuit.

Bio: Tom Jeffers is a native of Dublin, where he attended preschool, primary school and secondary school all through Irish Gaelic. Tom holds a bachelor's degree in history and Irish Gaelic from University College Dublin and a Higher Diploma in Translation and Editing from Maynooth University. He came to Minnesota in 2008 as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at the University of St. Thomas. Since then, he has moved between Ireland and Minnesota, teaching, translating and editing. He currently works as an in-house editor for a digital media company in Minneapolis.