Institutions of Education around Ireland will be accepting applications shortly for the Professional Master in Education (PME - Primary Teaching) due to commence in September 2021. As part of the entry process, applicants are required to take the Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) Irish-language oral examination and must achieve 65% or higher in this oral examination to satisfy entry requirements.
The dates for TEG Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) and Meánleibhéal 2 (B2) exams which will be held in January and February 2021 can be viewed here. PME candidates can find all information about the B1 oral exams on this page.
In response to the challenge of COVID-19, all TEG written and aural exams scheduled to take place in July and August 2020 have been cancelled. The B1 and B2 oral exams will be held online however and our 2021 exam schedule has been arranged.
In light of the advice from Government of 12 March encouraging people to work from home as much as possible, we kindly request that you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in relation to any matter involving Irish language courses or TEG exminations. Additionally, we intend to proceed with the current TEG examination schedule. However, this will be reviewed on 30 March and the information on this website will be updated at that point.
Institutions of Education around Ireland will be accepting applications shortly for the Professional Master in Education (PME - Primary Teaching) due to commence in September 2020. As part of the entry process, applicants are required to take the Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) Irish-language oral examination. An additional exam is being run in Maynooth on Saturday 29 February for candidates who missed the first round of exams. Applicants must achieve 65% or higher in this oral examination to satisfy entry requirements. Further information, sample exam papers and the application form are available here.
The TEG online application system is now open. Please click here for further information.
The dates for the 2020 spring and summer TEG exams have been announced and can be viewed here. Prospective PME candidates should go to this page for information about the B1 oral exams which will be held in January and February next.
The following TEG exams will take place in Maynooth University throughout August 2019:
The following arrangements are being made for candidates who missed the deadline for the February Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) PME exams:
On 13 November 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.