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The Irish Language – An Ghaeilge
Are you a complete beginner wanting to learn Gaeilge ‘Irish’ for your next vacation? Need to learn Irish for work, study or research? Looking to communicate better with friends and family? Revitalising or reviving the language for cultural identity? The best way to learn the Irish language is to speak and practice with a native Irish speaker.
Distance is no problem when it comes to staying in touch these days. I have taught lessons to students from over 50 countries in six continents. My students live and learn from all around the world. Europe – Ireland, United Kingdom (UK), Scotland, Wales, Portugal, Luxembourg, Spain, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Greece, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Iceland. North America – Canada, United States (USA) Mexico. South America – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guyana – Central America – Belize.Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Caribbean, New Zealand and Australia, Asia – India, China, Korea, Japan, South Africa. Saudi Arabia, Russia.
Learn To Speak Irish
Learning Irish can be challenging due to its pronunciation and grammar being so different and unique.
Yes, you can learn from a book or an audio lesson but without the help of an experienced native Irish speaker, you will be left feeling frustrated and unable to hold even the simplest conversation in Irish.
In fact, I have had many students who tried to learn Irish from teach-yourself books and online courses, but they soon discovered that considering the time and effort invested, they had made little progress towards fluency.
So how can you really learn to speak Irish? The answer is simple. By speaking Irish of course!
That’s what I focus on – encouraging you to speak in Irish from the very beginning.
This is done effortlessly by just talking with you as a friend would, and providing immediate feedback on your pronunciation as well as correcting your grammar and, later on, your spelling. My goal is to help make learning easier and enjoyable. You will be conversing in Irish faster than you have ever thought.
I am a native-Irish speaker born and raised in Connemara. The importance of practicing with a native speaker, with clear pronunciation, cannot be overestimated.
Now you can learn Irish on the internet using Skype without leaving the comfort of your own home. All you need to get up and running with Skype is an internet connection, broadband speakers and a microphone and the Skype application. Skype has proven to be an incredible format to teach Irish. It helps me connect with students around the world. You will be speaking Irish in just a few classes no matter what your skill level is.
During our Skype session, both of us can use instant messaging alongside our conversation. That way you have the chance to check the spelling of unknown words or structures used in the lesson where as I can directly correct mistakes and explain grammar problems using an example. Often, the lessons are a mix of conversation and grammar exercises.
Choose from convenient times during the week, in the morning, afternoon and evening to ensure convenience and accessibility for every student. Please note that timetables may be tentative and are subject to change without notice. You may cancel or reschedule any of your lessons, or change your schedule completely, by simply giving me a 24-hour notice.
To understand a culture, the people, subtle nuances and deep meanings, learn its language. The Irish Lessons are online immersion experience that helps you learn and interact with a real native speaker. I develop a customized learning plan for all students, based on their current knowledge, skill and competence for the language. There’s an abundance of learning material available for Irish however it’s still important to learn from an Irish speaker from the Gealthacht.
Learning a new foreign language is never easy. I have taught Irish language lessons to students from over 50 countries and I am incredibly patient and supportive and love learning about their traditions, cultures, personal interests and professions. I learn from my students as much as they learn from me.
Highest Quality Of Teaching For Students
Focused personalized feedback: When learning the Irish language, you need to know exactly what you are doing right and where you need to improve. My individualized lessons give detailed, constructive feedback to help you track progress and we can modify the approach according to your needs.
Questions encouraged: You can ask questions about all aspects and nuances of Irish language and culture. It is a great way to learn, keeping you more engaged in the process of learning Irish, as you can take control and guide lessons towards your areas of specific interest and content.
Technology cannot understand culture and does not have the complexity to understand or recognize slang and idioms. Practicing with a native speaker exposes you to idioms, dialects and slang. Just because the technology is available, doesn’t mean it’s always going to be the best option.
Being an effective teacher, therefore, requires the implementation of creative and innovative teaching strategies in order to meet students individual needs.
My vision is to ensure aspiring Irish speakers from all over the world can help the language take its rightful place as one of the world’s greatest languages.
To me this means providing the highest quality of teaching to students; it means being a leader in the growing field of online language learning in Irish; it means allowing students to learn one-on-one according to their needs; being innovative in finding strategies for teaching Irish; allowing students to truly immerse themselves in the language; and teaching them not only the Irish language but the mindset of a native Irish speaker.
My Mission is
Being consistently responsive and supportive to the language needs of my students. Customizing lessons/classes according to the unique learning objectives of students. Providing a fun, engaging and professional environment that promotes learning. Maintaining Irish-teaching strategies that I have personally developed over the years. Exposing students to the history and culture of the Gaeltacht, as well as the Irish language.
The above is implemented for each student I take on and evaluated regularly for ongoing development and improvement.
Answers to frequently asked questions about Irish online Lessons, click here. If you have any further questions, please contact me!
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It is very informal and you don’t have to study for it. During the Free lesson, we will focus on the following.
Establish communication through Skype. We need to exchange skype ids and add each other into Skype. Determine your current level and goals in the Irish language. Talk about the courses and material. Answer any questions you may have. See if online learning suits you. Start speaking Irish!
After booking your Free Lesson: I will email you in the next 24 hours. In case you do not see an email, please check your spam folder. Please advise the times you are available and the time zone you live in.
*Each Skype Irish lesson lasts for 45 minutes. How to Buy Irish Learning Package? You can do this from the site using the store page. You can pay using PayPal account or credit card through PayPal. Fully secure payments!
From time to time, I will not be available to teach (Some weekdays and holidays etc.) but you will be informed of this well in advance.
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