B1 oral exams, as a requirement for PME Primary courses, will be held in January and February 2024 in centres around the country. The application form is available now.
TEG B2 and C1 exams will be running in Maynooth in December 2023 (dates below). The application form is available here and the deadline for applications is the 13th November 2023.
An additional date has been added for the B1 oral exam for PME (Primary) candidates. The exams will be running on Saturday, 25th February, in Maynooth only.
We are now accepting applications for TEG exams for secondary school students.
TEG B1 and B2 exams will be running in August 2022. Details on exam dates and deadlines can be found here.
TEG exams from level A1 to B2 will be running in April and May 2022. Details on exam dates and deadlines can be found here.
Institutions of Education around Ireland will be accepting applications shortly for the Professional Master in Education (PME - Primary Teaching), due to commence in September 2022.
Please note that from 2022 Question 1 in the Reading Comprehension will be replaced with a new type of question. All Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) Reading exams subsequent to and including 2022 will include a new Question 1. This new question consists of 5 short texts (emails, notes, notices etc.). Accompanying each text is a single multiple-choice question with three options (A, B or C). Candidates must read each text and choose the most appropriate option. Scrúdú samplach 1 and Scrúdú samplach 2 have both been updated to include samples of the new question.
We have created a new video explaining the layout of the TEG B1 (Meánleibhéal 1) oral exam.Watch it here.
In response to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the TEG B1 exam for applicants to the Marino B.Oid. tri mheán na Gaeilge programme will be held online on the 20 February 2021. Depending on the number of candidates, some oral exams may be held on Friday 19 February. The closing date for applications has been extended to 5pm on 31 January 2021. Further information.
The Centre for Irish Language at Maynooth University is delighted to announce that ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) has awarded the Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) Irish-language exams with their Q-Mark for the second time. TEG was awarded the Q-Mark for the first time in 2016. To achieve this award, the Centre for Irish Language was required to go through a rigorous audit in which the TEG exams were assessed in the context of ALTE’s 17 minimum standards. The Q-mark shows that the exams meet all of ALTE’s core requirements.
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.