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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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This free online Irish Language course will teach you the basics of the Irish language. In this course you will learn about properly pronouncing basic Irish words and a range of essential vocabulary relating to people, clothes, food, travel, directions, eating out, the body, places, numbers, colours, dates and times, as well as other general phrases. Speed up your Irish language acquisition with this free online 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! 

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to: - Demonstrate basic pronunciation skills; - and identify basic vocabulary for everyday conversation.


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