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Thread: Should the teaching of Irish be made optional

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    Question Should the teaching of Irish be made optional

    What do people think of fine gaels plans to make Irish an optional subject in the leaving cert? Personally i think that it should be compulsary. There was a recent poll done about the subject and surprisingly imo younger people more so than older people thought that it should be compulsory, ill try find the poll. I do think there is something wrong with the way its thought tho as i learnt it for around 8years or whatever length of time it was and couldnt hold a conversation as gaeilge but yet i still got a B in the leaving cert!
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    Spent the last 5 minutes trying to make it a poll but for the life of me i cant manage it

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    If it were optional then the students who take it would be there by choice. One or two of them might even learn something.
    Last edited by El Gordo; 15-02-11 at 00:00.

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    I mo thuairimse, tá an pointe tosaigh an bhfóram seo go bhfuil siad imithe thar do cheann .. bhfuil tú ag ceaptha a bheith ag plé as Gaeilge

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    I may have had more interest as gaelige if it was taught to me by this hunny , rather than the few ol gits in my old school

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    bollocks to the irish language- its a dead parrot

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    The title of this thread - Should the teaching of Irish be made optional - is utterly redundant.

    It should be banned - completely abolished. (If some misguided parents want to spoil their children's childhood at home that, unfortunately, cannot be helped.) It is a monumental waste of educational time that could be spent trying to ensure that we crate/maintain (?) an advantage re our international competitors in economic terms. None of whom waste time on Irish I note ...

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    Strongly disagree with the sharon ni something or other statement as she would be far to much of a distraction to concentrate on learning anything And i have no idea what you just said Anon
    I should have put an option in saying abolish it completely hd7. Couldnt the same be said for the english course as well then hd, i still cry to myself at the thought of having to learn the fucking ridiculous amount of bullshit quotes from shakespeare and such likes Besides students have a choice to choose business and economics anyway if they want to study that and sure thats what college is for anyhow concentrating on a main subject.
    And Kelly yes u damn well will missy

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    I have to say it should be optional. If points for the leaving cert Irish could drag a pupil down making them miss out on the college course of their choice because of a subject that has no benificial aspects. Now if people want to learn it then fine but dont ram it down everyones throat
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    Quote Originally Posted by hd7055 View Post
    None of whom waste time on Irish I note ...
    As crazy as it sounds Irish is being thought in China of all places would ya believe
    http://http://www.independent.ie/bre...h-2474354.html
    I cant seem to put an option in for "abolish the teaching of Irish completely" into the poll...mods a lil hand please

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    Tá mé san áireamh an rogha nua

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