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Learn Gaelic Language


Irish (generally known in English as "Gaelic") and English are the two official languages of the Republic of Ireland. According to the 2002 census, approximately 42% of the population of the Republic of Ireland are able to speak Irish, and the government is committed to the development of a bilingual society.

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Software for Learning Gaelic

If you want to learn Gaelic, here is some software that may help:

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Rosetta Stone: Learn Irish with Lifetime Access on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac [Activation Code by Email]

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2018-08-15
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  • Keep your lessons longer. Each user who purchases Lifetime Rosetta Stone on Amazon will get future software updates and support for the life of the product
  • Sound like a native. Get instant feedback to perfect your pronunciation with our patented TruAccent speech recognition engine
  • Select Activation Code by Email and we'll email you a copy of your activation code. Lifetime subscriptions are non-transferable and cannot be returned. Head to rosettastone.com/product-activation to activate your product and start learning today. For more information on Rosetta Stone and how it works, scroll down to the From The Manufacturer section at the bottom of the page
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Millions of people around the world have already learned a new language with our award-winning approach. It's no coincidence that Rosetta Stone is the fastest way to learn a language. Our method is effective because it's more than the newest app-it's the result of decades of research into the way people learn best.

Rosetta Stone: Learn Irish for 6 months on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac [Activation Code by Email]

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2018-05-04
Software Download (PC/Mac)
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  • Thrive in another language. With Dynamic Immersion, you'll learn through context by seeing, hearing, speaking, reading, and writing. Just like you do in the real world
  • Learn here, there, and everywhere. You're always on your phone so your language learning should be too. Your Rosetta Stone subscription gives you access across all of your devices, mobile, tablet, and desktop. If you are using the online subscription on your computer log into the direct web page. On mobile devices, download units from the course for offline usage
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Millions of people around the world have already learned a new language with our award-winning approach. It's no coincidence that Rosetta Stone is the fastest way to learn a language. Our method is effective because it's more than the newest app-it's the result of decades of research into the way people learn best.

Rosetta Stone: Learn Irish for 12 months [Auto-recurring Subscription]

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2016-09-07
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  • 25 years of insights gained through experience. Trusted by 12,000+ corporations, 9,000+ public and non-profit organizations, 22,000+ educational institutions, and millions of learners worldwide.
  • You're always on your phone. Your language learning should be, too. Download our app, available for iOS or Android, so you can complete lessons and track progress across devices.
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The 12-month online subscription allows access to the award-winning Rosetta Stone interactive course from any supported device connected to the Internet

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  • Supported OS:  Windows 8 Windows 7  Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion  Mac OS X 10.7 Lion  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard  Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Rosetta Stone Version 3: Irish Level 1 with Audio Companion

Rosetta Stone
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Rosetta Stone Version 3: Irish Level 1 with Audio Companion
 
  • Level 1 - This level includes everything you need to begin learning a foreign language from vocabulary to basic sentence structure. It's the foundation upon which your language-learning journey begins!
Product Description:
Foreign language learning with Rosetta Stone Irish Level 1 with Audio Companion includes everything you need to begin learning a new language—from grammar and vocabulary to basic sentence structure. It’s the foundation upon which your language-learning journey begins. Gain the confidence to master basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping and much more. Now Rosetta Stone with Audio Companion allows the learner to take Rosetta Stone anywhere: in the car, the gym or on-the-go! What is Audio Companion? Audio Companion CDs are activities that correspond to the Rosetta Stone CD-ROM software lessons. The learner can listen to Audio Companion and practice what they’ve been learning on the computer, turning travel time into productive language learning time. Audio Companion lets the student access the power of Rosetta Stone lessons whenever and wherever they want, they can play the CD’s on a stereo, or download them to a MP3 player. It empowers the student and helps reinforce the lessons in any busy lifestyle!

Rosetta Stone: Learn Irish with Lifetime Access on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac - mobile & online access

Rosetta Stone
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Rosetta Stone: Learn Irish with Lifetime Access on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac - mobile & online access
 

Rosetta Stone: Learn Irish for 12 months on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac - mobile & online access

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Rosetta Stone: Learn Irish for 12 months on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac - mobile & online access
 

Rosetta Stone Version 3: Irish Level 1, 2 & 3 Set with Audio Companion

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Rosetta Stone Version 3: Irish Level 1, 2 & 3 Set with Audio Companion
 
  • Levels 1 - 2 - 3 - Connect with the world around you. Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Quickly gain the confidence to enjoy social interactions such as greetings and introductions, travel, dining out, giving and getting directions, shopping and other recreational activities. Learn to share your ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life.
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As children, we gradually learned our first language through a process of associating mental images with words or phrases, accompanied by complete immersion in our environment. This approach was simple because it was natural and allowed the brain to adapt to increasing complexity. In learning a new language, Rosetta Stone replicates this process to provide the best and friendliest language learning software tool. Learn as many languages as you want!

Rosetta Stone Personal Edition contains everything you need to start learning a language. It's built around the award-winning Rosetta Stone curriculum, which has been adopted by organizations around the world including the U.S. Army, NASA, major corporations such as Deutsche Telecom, IKEA, Royal Dutch Shell, and over 10,000 schools worldwide--and is available in 31 languages spoken by over 90% of the world's population.

Proceed at Your Own Pace - Rosetta Stone is considerate of your time. Anytime, anywhere, you can learn a new language with Rosetta Stone. You learn comfortably without feeling pressured or overwhelmed. Rosetta Stone provides guidance to make your language learning effective, fast, and enjoyable with a process that is intuitive, interactive, and visually engaging. At the end of each lesson, you are given the opportunity to test your new skills. And, since Rosetta Stone automatically records your progress, you can easily pick up where you left off, when other priorities arise.

Dynamic Immersion - Rosetta Stone uses rich visual imagery to help you learn. You will be presented with sets of images to match correctly with a spoken or written phrase in the new language. You will advance to the next set of prompts once you've successfully matched words and images and pronounced the words correctly. With Dynamic Immersion, you learn by directly associating your new language with images--nothing is lost in translation.

Rosetta Stone Irish Level 2 for Mac [Download]

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2013-07-15
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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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  • Rosetta Stone includes three components to help you learn fast with our exciting Dynamic Immersion method. The Rosetta Stone audio companion is not included with the download product
  • Rosetta Stone's live online lesson consists of practice sessions led by native speaking tutors
  • Enhance your learning on-the-go with Rosetta Stone mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch device. Access included with purchase
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Navigate your surroundings as you build on the vocabulary and essential language structure in Level 1. Learn to talk about your environment and enjoy basic social interactions – giving and getting directions, using transportation, telling time, dining out, and more.

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Books for Learning Gaelic

Here are some books about learning to speak Gaelic:

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Pimsleur Irish Quick & Simple Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-8 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand Irish (Gaelic) with Pimsleur Language Programs (1)

By Pimsleur / Simon & Shuster

Pimsleur
Released: 2001-11-01
Audio CD (FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY)

Pimsleur Irish Quick & Simple Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-8 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand Irish (Gaelic) with Pimsleur Language Programs (1)
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The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat!

This course includes eight lessons of Irish language instruction - 4 hrs of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Irish.

The Irish Language
Irish and English are the official languages of Ireland. The three major dialects of Irish are: Connemara (in the west of Ireland and around the city of Galway), Munster (spoken in Counties Kerry and Cork), and Ulster (spoken in County Donegal). Pimsleur's Irish teaches the Munster dialect.

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- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

Blas na Gaidhlig: The Practical Guide to Scottish Gaelic Pronunciation

By Michael Bauer

Akerbeltz
Hardcover (592 pages)

Blas na Gaidhlig: The Practical Guide to Scottish Gaelic Pronunciation
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This book tackles the thorny issue of Scottish Gaelic pronunciation in an engaging and clear manner without loosing track of the bigger picture and the fine detail. It was written with three main reader groups in mind:

  • Adult learners of Gaelic (from total beginner up to highly advanced learners who want to improve their pronunciation and comprehension skills)
  • Teachers and tutors of Gaelic who wish to become more effective in teaching pronunciation to adult learners of the language
  • Native speakers of the language who wish to gain a better understanding of how their language works.

It assumes no prior knowledge and takes the reader on a complete journey through the marvels of the Gaelic sound system. It comes with over 120 sets of exercises, numerous sound files that can be accessed via the publisher's website, both technical and entertaining illustrations and a recipe for some Christmas baking.

No single solution will ever exist which will solve all the problems facing the learners of Gaelic when it comes to pronunciation but, without doubt, this book will help learners and teachers of the language take a large step forwards.

Roibeard O Maolalaigh: Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks [With 3 CDs] (Paperback); 2011 Edition

Roibeard O Maolalaigh
Paperback

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Speak & Learn Scottish Gaelic (2 CDs)

By Selectsoft

Selectmedia
Audio CD (19 pages)

Speak & Learn Scottish Gaelic (2 CDs)
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Learning a Language Has Never Been This Much Fun

Speak & Learn Audio Scottish Gaelic is the fast, fun, and easy way to start speaking with confidence! Listen and learn over 700 words and phrases. Choose a subject to begin Speak & Learn!

Designed Specially for Beginners

The Easy & Entertaining Way to Learn a New Language!

Features: 2 CDs, 102 minutes of audio * Printable PDF booklet* Speak right away! * Over 700 everyday words and phrases * Subjects and situations include city streets, restaurant, supermarket, classroom, doctor's office, home, family, and more! * Animals * Classroom Words and Phrases * Household Words and Phrases * Calendar Words and Phrases * Telling Time * Weather Words and Phrases * Restaurant Words and Phrases * Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner * Doctor's Office Words and Phrases * Money Words and Phrases * Anatomy Words and Phrases * People and Family

CD 2 includes: At the Hotel * At the Restaurant * At the Post Office * Telephone Phrases * Shopping * At the Doctor * At the Pharmacy * & More!

Total Time: 2 hours (approx.)

Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks

By Roibeard O Maolalaigh

Birlinn Publishers
Released: 2008-12-29
Paperback (240 pages)

Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks
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"Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks" has been written both as a self-tuition course for beginners and also for use within the classroom. You may want to learn Gaelic because of a general interest in Celtic or Scottish history and culture, or because it was the everyday language of your ancestors. The cynical observer may wonder if the exercise is worthwhile, when only one and a half per cent of Scotland's population speak the language. However, Gaelic is far from dead; in some parts of the Highlands and Western Isles it is the everyday language, and it represents an important part of the United Kingdom's cultural mix. There are Gaelic-learning classes in almost every area of Scotland. Each lesson in the book contains some essential points of grammar explained and illustrated, exercises, a list of new vocabulary (with a guide to pronunciation, in International Phonetics notation), and an item of conversation.

Irish Gaelic - Learn 35 Words to Speak Irish Gaelic

By Peter Roberts

Russet Publishing
Released: 2019-01-17
Paperback (36 pages)

Irish Gaelic - Learn 35 Words to Speak Irish Gaelic
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An English/Irish language booklet, teaching beginners how to speak Irish Gaelic using only 35 words. Created by Peter and Helena Roberts, this booklet explains the same 35 keywords needed to get by for the absolute beginner in any language, including: "I want something", "I want to buy something", "I need to find somewhere", or just, "Thank you". This book not only teaches this core vocabulary but shows how it fits together to create useful grammatical phrases. Despite the apparent simplicity of the concept, the authors spent time in many countries, travelling through the cities and countryside, ensuring that these simple phrases were all that was needed for people to learn, use, and have a great holiday.

Everyday Gaelic

By Morag Macneill

imusti
Released: 2006-09-11
Paperback (160 pages)

Everyday Gaelic
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Since English is also spoken in the Gaelic-speaking areas, communication in Gaelic is not so much a matter of necessity as of choice and interest. This book, therefore, covers more than just the phrases needed by an outsider in a foreign land - it also dips into the chatty, the personal and domestic aspects of the language. It ranges from simple words and phrases to the more complex and idiomatic.

Hopefully it will serve the non-speaker of Gaelic who wishes to utter the odd phrase and get an idea of the language, the person whose parents spoke Gaelic and who understands it but is unwilling to 'try his hand' and also the keen learner, who might like to gain a greater scope of everyday phrases than those contained in grammar books of the language. Obviously the whole of the Gaelic language cannot be contained in one book. Therefore a selection has been made of those words and phrases most likely to be useful in everyday situations, for example meeting and greeting, aspects of travelling, the weather and eating and drinking. If this selection has been successful, the reader will find the book not only informative but also interesting.

Learn Irish Gaelic with Word Search Puzzles: Learn Irish Gaelic Language Vocabulary with Challenging Word Find Puzzles for All Ages

By David Solenky

Independently published
Paperback (143 pages)

Learn Irish Gaelic with Word Search Puzzles: Learn Irish Gaelic Language Vocabulary with Challenging Word Find Puzzles for All Ages
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Learn Irish Gaelic Vocabulary the Fun Way with Word Search Puzzles!

Learn Irish Gaelic with Word Search Puzzles is a HUGE collection of 130 bilingual English-Irish Gaelic word search puzzles that will challenge you with dozens of interesting categories.

Learning a new language can be both challenging and rewarding. This book provides puzzle based vocabulary exercises and is intended to supplement traditional methods of language study.

In this book you will find:

  • Diverse puzzle categories including:
    • Numbers, Colors, The Body, Weather, Professions, Fruits, Vegetables, Verbs, Opposites, and many more!
  • Challenging and FUN puzzles!
  • Learning opportunities for students of ANY AGE
  • Simple Irish Gaelic language vocabulary exercises that can be completed in just a few minutes every day. Study at your own pace, or on the go!
  • Puzzle based learning provides unique learning perspective
  • 65 review puzzles to challenge your memory with reinforcement learning
  • Words are hidden horizontally, vertically and diagonally in each puzzle
  • Full solutions provided

Reasons to pick up this Book

Travel

Are you planning a business trip or vacation to Ireland? Grab this book and practice vocabulary at home or on the plane!

Family Tradition and Heritage

A great gift for Irish Gaelic parents and grandparents to give to children and grandchildren. Share your culture and language with the new generation.

Keep Your Mind Active and Engaged

Studies have shown that continuously challenging your brain with puzzles and games or acquiring new skills such as a new language can help to delay symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Keeping a sharp mind is a great idea for people of any age.

The Learn with Word Search Puzzle Series has been revised and expanded to 38 exciting languages.




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