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Introduction to the Irish Language Course


Introduction to the Irish Language
Introduction to the Irish Language

Learn basic Irish language pronunciation and vocabulary.


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Course Description

The Irish (or Gaelic) language is the official language of Ireland and is also recognised as a working language by the European Union. This free online course will introduce you to the Irish language and Irish language pronunciation skills and basic everyday vocabulary. You will learn how to pronounce words related to people, clothes, food, travel, directions, eating out, the body, places, numbers, colours, dates and times, as well as other general phrases. This free Irish language course will be of interest to all learners who would like to discover more about the Irish language and Irish Culture.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning outcomes:
- Learn basic pronunciation skills;
- Learn basic vocabulary for everyday conversation;

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 147 votes
Course Title: Introduction to the Irish Language
Course #: 429
Course Publisher: Dioluin
Course Category: 72
Content Origin:
Course Description: The Irish (or Gaelic) language is the official language of Ireland and is also recognised as a working language by the European Union. This free online course will introduce you to the Irish language and Irish language pronunciation skills and basic everyday vocabulary. You will learn how to pronounce words related to people, clothes, food, travel, directions, eating out, the body, places, numbers, colours, dates and times, as well as other general phrases. This free Irish language course will be of interest to all learners who would like to discover more about the Irish language and Irish Culture.
License: Not for download or distribution.
Release Date: 03 May 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 14+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Lower High/ Secondary School
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Victoria Aktsioglou
    Victoria Aktsioglou United States of America My opinion to the Irish language course is that it was fun and some words sound like my language. 2016-06-05 22:06:29
  • Matt Connaire
    Matt Connaire United Kingdom There were numerous errors on the slides, including many spelling errors. In fact the frequency of the errors means a quite low rating for the course. Having said that, it is useful the hear the words spoken. There is a disconnect between the spoken words in irish and the english translation, and there are some timing errors on the slides progressing to the next slide. Also there are untranslated sentences in Irish. Overall, this was useful, but of limited value as a learning tool! 2016-05-28 22:05:51
  • Hannah Tiernan
    Hannah Tiernan Ireland i found it very useful and feel alot more confident when speaking irish thanks to this course 2016-05-27 11:05:54
  • Tony Roche
    Tony Roche Ireland A good introduction to Irish vocabulary! 2015-08-26 11:08:38
  • Michael McCormack
    Michael McCormack Canada I grew up an Irish speaker but have not used it for many years. This was a useful refresher although I spotted some mistakes and I see some new words since my youth in Ireland! 2015-05-31 17:05:59
  • Kate Rose
    Kate Rose United States of America Basic but very good. It would be nice if there more interaction in each module 2015-05-07 23:05:56
  • Anthony Brady
    Anthony Brady Ireland The content is good but there are a number of errors - either the Irish read was slightly different from the English and/or there were extra Irish items. Very useful though. 2015-04-13 14:04:33
  • Micheál O Braonáin
    Micheál O Braonáin Ireland This course is well presented and well researched. 2015-03-07 20:03:57
  • Anna Scott
    Anna Scott Ireland Good, quick introduction to the Irish language. Some elements missing (i.e Some spoken phrases were not written down) 2015-01-23 03:01:40
  • Brian Canning
    Brian Canning Ireland I am Irish, and learnt it in school to some degree. Hoping this course can improve on what I know. 2015-01-07 18:01:51
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