Introduction to the Irish Language
Learn basic Irish language pronunciation and vocabulary useful for travel and describing oneself with this course.
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Irish was the only language spoken in Ireland until the 17th century and at present, it is the first language of a small minority of the population of Ireland. If you are planning to visit an Irish speaking country, this course is perfect for you. It begins by introducing you to the people of Ireland. You will learn basic Irish phrases useful when checking in to a hotel, eating out, ordering food, and travelling. You will also learn how to ask for directions in Irish.
You will then study numbers, colours, dates, and time. This course will also teach you how to identify the body parts in Irish. You will study Irish words for clothing and learn how to describe things and places. You will also learn general phrases to add to your vocabulary. The sound system of the Irish language differs from dialect to dialect and there is no standard pronunciation of the language and with course, you will learn how to speak it intelligibly.
Learning the basic pronunciation and vocabulary to most Irish words can be easily learned with this course. On an interesting note, the main HQ of Alison in located in Ireland. Upon the completion of this course, you will be skilled at the correct pronunciation and usage of basic Irish words and phrases so you can engage in an everyday conversation without difficulty. Sign up for this course and start learning this beautiful language now!
Module 1: Introduction to the Irish Language
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Module 2: Introduction to the Irish Langauge Assessment
After completing this course you will be able to: - Demonstrate basic pronunciation skills; - and identify basic vocabulary for everyday conversation.
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The Irish Language, or “Gaeilge” is a Celtic language that originated in Ireland, and was the primary language spoken in Ireland for most of its history. Today Irish is spoken as a first language in large areas of counties Galway, Kerry, Cork, and Donegal known as “Gaeltachts”, and as a secondary language by much of the country. This free online course will introduce you to the Irish language by teaching you how to use a variety of basic Irish phrases useful for casual conversation or travelling in Irish speaking areas.
The best free online Irish Language course available on Alison include is Introduction to the Irish Language.
Each of the online language courses on Alison are free, as are all of Alison's online courses. Alison's learners do not have to pay anything to take these courses unless they want a digital or physical copy of the course certificate.