S?ada is an introductory Irish course specifically designed for the Key Stage 3 Northern Ireland Curriculum devised by CCEA. It has been produced in association with The Department of Education for Northern Ireland (DENI) and Foras Na Gaeilge who jointly financed the research, the writing and the production of the course. It comprises a pupil's book and a listening CD (sold separately). S?ada assumes no prior knowledge of the Irish language. The six units deal with everyday vocabulary and grammar and build language step by step while also developing broader appreciation of Irish culture. S?ada is written by two experienced teachers who have a detailed knowledge of the Revised Curriculum.
Table of Contents
Unit 1 A Cead mile failte - Greeting people; singular and plural B Mise agus tusa - Introducing oneself; recognising vowel sounds C A chara... - Addressing people by name; saying goodbye; introducing 'seimhiu' D Cad e mar ata tu? - Asking how someone is E Is e mo chara e - Introducing others; genders and plurals F An Ghaeilge sa seomra ranga - Classroom expressions An Ghaeilge Labhartha - Where Irish is spoken Unit 2 A A haon, a do, a tri - Counting from 0 to 19 B Cead faoin chead - Counting from 20 to 100; more about vowel sounds C Spraoi le huimhreacha - Number games D An clogin - Asking and telling the time; international time zones E O la go la - Days of the week; using clues to decode a text F Mionna na bliana - Months of the year; writing the date Feilire na bliana - Annual festivals and events Unit 3 A Focal ar fhocal - Masculine and feminine nouns B Aimsigh an focal - Using the dictionary; alphabetical order C Ceist agam ort - Using questions and negatives; connecting sentences D Chomh ban le sneachta - Recognising the names of colours E An t-ord ceart - Specifying colours; word order F Ar bharr mo theanga - Family members; using 'my'; items of clothing An Ghaeilge scriofa - The history of Irish Unit 4 A Is liomsa an Ghaeilge - Possession; recognising the definite article B Is maith liom - Likes and dislikes; hobbies C Is fearr liom - Expressing preferences; interpreting data D Na habhair scoile - School subjects; more ways to learn words E O ait go hait - Saying where ypu are from: Irish place names F Timpeall na tire - More on Irish place names G An sport in Eirinn - Sport in Ireland Unit 5 A Ta agus nil - Using the verb ta B An aimsir - The weather; different ways to express infomration C An aimsir in Eirinn - Learning about eclipsis; more about the weather D Cuir sios ar dhaoine - Describing people; adjectives and third-person pronouns E Me fein - Describing yourself; more about personal pronouns F 'Is' agus 'Ta' - Using 'Is' and 'Ta' G An ceol agud an damhsa in Eirinn - Irish music and dance Unit 6 A Bi maith - Instructions; using different verbs B Na bris na rialacha - negatuve istructions; school rules; evaluation and assessment skills C Usaid an riomhaire - Computer skills D Bi aclai - Parts of the body; more on instructions E Tabhair aire! - Giving citizenship advice; citizenship skills F Tabhair aire don timpeallacht - Instructions on the environment; reading for gist and detail G Rudai le deanamh - Some fun activities
Mair?ad N? Fhathaigh is an experienced teacher, examiner and writer. She currently works as a teacher trainer. Treasa Mhig Uidhir is also an experienced teacher and is currently Head of Irish at Aquinas Grammar School in Belfast. Boith authors have a detailed knowledge of the Revised Curriculum.