Hi All

Is there anyone on duolingo doing the TEG irish exams this year. I am doing B1 in May.

Good to hear from anyone in final preparations for April-May 2017


February 25, 2017


Yes a chara

i dont have the exact numbers as I have been unable to locate this in the examiners report. Report for 2016 is not published yet but should be available soon. I could ask NUIM.

I know that there were 6 candidates for A1 in Maynooth and about 15 for A2. at the same venue in 2016. I would suspect a higher number attended at the exam centres in North America, Australia and Europe.

Duo Lingo is good preparation and I would be amazed if other people doing the TEG exams were not using this. Assuming that they are aware of DuoLingo.

I have not had any responses so we will see shortly. I know that the Manchester Irish Language group (MILG) are running these classes as an example.

GRMA agus Slan

February 26, 2017

As someone who has taken the TEG, Duolingo isn't good preparation at all. You don't get anything similar to the kinds of questions that the TEG asks/requires on Duolingo. No listening comprehension, no reading comprehension, no speaking, and no writing practice. And that's what the TEG tests over. There are much better ways to get all of those than Duolingo, and it really shouldn't be used as the main part for working on the TEG.

February 26, 2017

Hi thanks for the feedback.

I did not do the intercert or leaving cert Irish so that was the reason for doing TEG A1 and A2 full last year which i passed. I am doing B1 this year and found duolingo and memrise helpful as well as turas teanga and grammar books. I have the course notes and the on line audio for the TEG courses which I am now working on now as as i can finally make sense of it.

If I recall from the conversations you did much higher levels than me. B2 and C1 which is impressive. I have a long way to go to get there but not under pressure.

If anyone doing the exams contacts me I will be sure that they are aware of your comments. The above is how I am really preparing. See how it goes in May.

Any ideas appreciated.


February 26, 2017

B2. I haven't taken the C1 yet.

February 26, 2017

I'd say most of the people doing the course on here are abroad

February 25, 2017

is this the green cert if so I know where you do that. but you have to have a cow

February 27, 2017

A Chaire

Got My TEG B1 Gaeilge result.

Got 61 % in B1 scrudu caint so will get a certificate for that.

Did not do enough in the written paper so just a bit short on an overall pass. Bit more time needed.

Happy with the outcome. Slan

June 15, 2017

Cothrom na Féinne dhuit a chomrádaí

June 15, 2017

I want to do the A1. So far I've been mostly using duolingo for practice, and I have a book+CD test for studying, but I'm looking for an online course that would be a bit more comprehensive (possibly even geared towards exam prep).

Any suggestions?

December 5, 2017

Hi Ceallach6

I assume it is TEG A1 you are planning to do in Irish?

The course material is free and on-line if you go to Lots of grammar, text, exercises and tape recordings etc. Pretty much everything is there and you will find past exam papers which are really useful with answers so you can monitor your progress. Registration for exams is open until March 2018 but there is a charge. There are lots of exam centres around the world.

Also on, there is material on line for TEG A1 and a good site by MILG (Manchester Irish Language Group) for A2 with audio.

All of this would supplement Duo Lingo which is a really good help but Duo Lingo does not cover all skills needed. Any other media would do no harm.

I have the full exams passed for TEG A1 and A2 as well as the spoken exams for B1 and B2 passed so i am very familiar with the TEG exam system for Irish.

Hope this helps and good luck with the studies

Adh Mor Ort Rosmuc2016

December 5, 2017
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