On 13 Novembet 2018,the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., announced a plan to have one oral Irish examination for students seeking to gain entry to post graduate programmes for primary teaching run by DCU, Maynooth University, Marino Institute of Education and Mary Immaculate College (the four State-funded providers of primary teacher training).
Candidates who intend taking the Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) exam in 2019 should be aware that there will be an extra section in the oral exam going forward. As well as (i) answering syllabus-based questions and (ii) describing a picture, candidates will engage in a role-play task as part of the oral exam. Full details are available here.
The following TEG exams will take place at Maynooth University during July and August 2018: Meánleibhéal 1 (B1), Meánleibhéal 2 (B2), Ardleibhéal 1 (C1) and Bonnleibhéal 2 (A2) . Click here for further information on dates and applications.
The following are the dates and deadlines for the August 2018 TEG exams:
The TEG Ardleibhéal 1 (C1) exam will take place in Maynooth University on the 2 & 3 February 2018 and applications will be accepted online until the 12 January 2018.
During Oireachtas na Samhna 2017 in Killarney, Maynooth University presented Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge Irish Language (TEG) certificates to successful candidates from Co. Kerry who recently undertook oral exams. At the same event, a newly established award, Gradam TEG, was presented to Kerry County Council’s Irish Language Office in recognition of the exceptional work that the organisation has done in developing and promoting the use of Irish in the workplace and throughout the county.
The online application and payment system is open now.
An intensive course to support candidates who are preparing for the TEG Meánleibhéal 2 (B2) exam will be run online from 24 July to 4 August (Monday to Friday, 6-8pm)
The following TEG Exams will be held at Maynooth University in August 2017:
The Centre for Irish Language is currently recruiting a Development Officer for Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge exams. Click here for further information on this three year contract.
The following are the closing dates for the 2017 TEG Examinations:
TEG Certificates were presented to Kerry County Council staff members at a presentation ceremony on Tuesday 13 December 2016. Kerry County Council are committed to creating and developing the opportunity for the people of Kerry to conduct their business with the Council in either official language of the State.
Here is the latest news about TEG.
A new website for parents, www.irishforparents.ie, has been developed by Gaelscoileanna as a resource for parents whose children attend Irish-medium primary schools and also as a resource for teachers who teach Irish language classes for parents. Parents and teachers can access Irish language learning and teaching materials which are based on daily family life. Materials are based on TEG syllabuses which gives learners the opportunity to become familiar with the TEG system and eventually, to take TEG exams.
As part of the international conference of Language Commissioners held in Galway this week (8/3/16), Maynooth University Centre for Irish Language has been awarded the ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) Q-mark for its series of Irish language proficiency exams, Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG).