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.
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.