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European Certificate in Irish Language Examination Level B2

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8:00 a.m.

at the NYU Campus, building TBA

Dé Sathairn, 16 Aibreán, 2016

The European Certificate in Irish Language Examination
Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge

Applications must be submitted no later than March 18th, 2016.


This examination, developed by the Language Center at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, is a system for adult learners of Irish to measure their progress. It is linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (Council of Europe, 2001).

The test provides a benchmark, offering six levels in the system of certification for learners within and outside formal academic environments.

To read the experience of a 2009 test taker, see the third page of http://www.irish-cairde.org/files/newsletters/jul-09.pdf.

Level 4 (B2) Examination will be held at Glucksman Ireland House, the center of Irish Studies at New York University in cooperation with The Language Center of The National University of Ireland, Maynooth, on Saturday April 16th, 2016.

The written examination will be at 8:00am. Oral examinations will be held in the afternoon.

The examination will be administered by an examiner from the National University of Ireland at Maynooth.

The complete syllabus for Level 4, sample exam papers and sound files may be downloaded from www.teg.ie

Applications must be submitted online at http://www.teg.ie/about-exams/register-and-pay-online.162.html no later than March 18th, 2016.

The Level 1 (A1) examination will be held on May 28th, 2016, and the Level 2 (A2) examination will be held on May 21st, 2016, and the Level 3 (B1) examination will be held on May 7th, 2016.

Further inquiries may be directed to: Hilary Sweeney, Irish Language Lecturer, Glucksman Ireland House NYU hilary.mhicsuibhne@nyu.edu.