ERIC Number: ED263740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
A Functional-Notional Syllabus for Adult Learners of Irish.
Little, David, Comp.; And Others
The first functional-notional syllabus for adult learners of Irish, written in Irish and English, is presented. The syllabus begins with an introductory section about functional-notional syllabi, their definitions and implications, and the characteristics of this syllabus. The second section provides the general aims and specific behavioral objectives. The next section lists the specific communicative functions learners should be able to fulfill in five broad categories: imparting and seeking factual information, expressing and finding out attitudes, getting things done, socializing, and steering or structuring a conversation or text. Further sections outline the general and specific notions, or meanings, that successful learners of Irish need to command. General notions include deixis (the way language is used to relate speech or writing to its context), properties and qualities, and relations. Specific notions include the categories of personal identification, house and home, education, trades, professions, occupations, leisure-time activities and entertainment, intellectual and social topics, travel and transport, farming and rural life, urban life, shopping and service industries, food and drink, public and professional services, language, and climate and weather. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Trinity Coll., Dublin (Ireland).