- an excellent introduction to spoken and written Irish. Includes a course
book containing dialogues, quite extensive grammatical notes, exercises and
some cultural information, together with two CDs with recordings of some of
the dialogues and exercises.
- an all-audio course consisting of 3 CDs and a booklet designed to
help you to build conversational proficiency in Irish. Covers ten key
situations, including greetings, buying food and drink, shopping, asking
for directions, and visiting locals, with two conversations for each
- a good introduction to the Ulster dialect of Irish based on a popular
TV series. Includes a textbook and five cassettes. The textbook is divided into
thirty lessons, each of which has a theme: meeting people, expressing
opinions, ordering drinks, etc. Each lesson also reviews the language
introduced in previous lessons. The main focus of this course is to
teach you colloquial spoken Irish.
Unlike other language textbooks, this one has no pronounciation section.
Instead you plunge straight into the language and gradually pick up the
pronounciation as you go along. In addition the grammatical notes are
fairly short and not particularly detailed.
At the back of the textbook there is grammar reference section and a
bilingual section entitled "Eolas Úsáideach/Useful Information",
which contains a variety of information about the Irish language and its
usage in the media, literature, education, etc.; details of where to study
the language and some profiles of students of Irish.
- a thorough and traditional introduction to the Cois Fharraige dialect of Connacht.
Includes a textbook and four cassettes. This is a course designed for
serious students of Irish which covers the grammar in detail, therefore
a knowledge of grammatical terminology and structures would help you
to get this most out of it.
Turas Teanga: A New Multimedia Course for Learning Irish
by Éamon Ó Dónaill
- an excellent and interesting Irish course based on a TV series presented by
Sharon Ní Bheolain for people with a fairly good knowledge
of the language, or those whose Irish is rusty. The bilingual textbook
contains 20 lessons of dialogues, activities, grammatical notes, and
reading texts with glossaries. Recordings of the dialogues are included
on the accompanying 3 CDs.
- contains a series of double-page full-colour spreads which place the
vocabulary in context. These cover holidays, driving, at the post office,
shopping, illness, weather, etc. Also a simple guide to Irish grammar which
will provide outlines for the beginner, and an alphabetical list of all
the words and phrases contained in the book.
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