FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS

Eolas Ginearálta / General Information

We are an online community of Irish learners, mentors and teachers – Comhphobal na Gaeilge! Our first Irish classes started in Washington DC in 2009. We introduced our first virtual classrooms in 2012, and our first live, online sessions began in 2018. Our mission is to provide an interactive community for Irish learners, mentors and teachers worldwide. Read more about our story and teachers at LetsLearnIrish.com/about

Times quotes are in Eastern Time (New York). You can use the Dateful Time Zone Converter to calculate the time in your area. Online Workshops are recorded and available for playback for Members. All online events take place using Zoom.

7-week Cúrsaí cost $185/Early Bird Rate $169. This includes free access to Comhrá (conversation) sessions and Ceardlanna (workshops) for the whole term. There are no extra charges, processing fees or taxes when registering.

No, all course materials are provided at the start or during the term, as required. Students do not need to pay for extra resources. Video recordings and Quizlet (sound files) are provided to support student learning.
 

We do not focus on one specific dialect. Our course materials follow ‘An Caighdéan’ (The Standard), without specific focus on a particular dialect. We recommend that beginner students do not overly focus on dialectical variations at the expense of language study and usage. All of our teachers have their own personal preferences, and word variations and phrases are highlighted in classes, as they arise. If you have further questions about class content, please contact us.

If you want to attend one of our Cúrsaí, but are unable to attend the live sessions, then you can still join us by following our video recordings! Use coupon ‘VideoOnly’ at the checkout for a 25% discount. Class recordings are posted in your class group shortly after the live class has concluded. Video playback of classes is available for 50 days. You also receive all the benefits of our Cúrsaí, such as free Comhrá and Ceardlanna! If you decide later that you want to upgrade to live class sessions, just let us know!

Our Subscription is designed for anyone not attending one of our Cúrsaí (Courses) but who would still like to keep progressing with their Irish skills. With our Subscription, members can maintain access to our weekly conversation sessions, live workshops and any videos that have been posted to our online archive.

Early Bird Rates run until 10 days prior to the start of term. Special offers are available for anyone attending more than one course per term, or over two successive terms. We also provide Scholarships for two students each term, for whom cost may be a barrier.

Gaeltacht.net began as a four-year research project (2017-2021) at University of Galway, to investigate innovative ways to support international Irish language learners. These research findings were subsequently incorporated into our online community, primarily through the addition of our Comhrá and Ceardlanna features.

Contact us with questions at LetsLearnIrish.com/contact
Course teachers can be contacted through their class groups.

Ag Freastal ar Ranganna / Attending Classes

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1. Log into your account at LetsLearnIrish.com. Be sure to check all the right boxes!

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Click on your profile to see your Account information, or go to our Courses page.

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Click the ‘Start Course’ button to access resources related to your Irish classes.

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Here you will find your Zoom link for classes, as well as links to your online course group, Quizlet and weekly Comhrá

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Set up a free Quizlet account to access audio files recorded for your course. Please choose a username that your múinteoir will recognize!

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All learning materials and supporting audio files are provided via our online class groups.