I found an online Irish test on today – it contains 100 questions of ever increasing difficulty and gives you a idea of your level of Irish. It’s available with instructions in Irish and English and has a seven-level marking scheme ranging from beginner to advanced.

I just took the test and got 69/100 or level 5 (Advanced) – I could understand almost all the questions, but my knowledge of the finer points of Irish grammar and orthography could be better. I’m happy with this as my main focus with Irish is understanding, speaking and reading it well.

After you have taken the test it shows you your answers with the incorrect ones highlighted and the correct ones indicated – a useful feature. It also has some suggestions for learning more Irish.

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5 Responses to Gaeilge

  1. Interesting. I wonder if they have these for other languages? Do you know? It’d be a great way to keep up with my Spanish.

    Alyssa Steffes-

  2. Thanks so much!

  3. Declan says:

    I got 65%. Having a quick look through, there’s a handful I should have known I got wrong, and a good few finer points that I simply am never sure of and have never been taught fully (such as how to count properly, it normally comes out correctly, but I occasionally get mixed up!). But similarly to you, I understood most of them, bar about 5 I’d say.

    Still, it’s one of the better of such tests I’ve taken, it fairly accurately reflects my standard of Irish (which has fallen since I left school unfortunately!), in that I’m quite proficient and more fluent, but lack some fine grammatical detail and more obscure words.

  4. Kevin says:

    There’s a “What is your Welsh language level?” test at
    which — while it flatters me by finding me to be “proficient” — does have the severe drawback, to my mind, that it fails to tell you at the end which of your answers you got wrong.

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