Rhymes, dialects and language hunting!

Lá Altaithe sona daoibh go léir – Happy Thanksgiving everyone! ‘Go raibh maith agaibh’ for being part of the online Irish language community this past year, whether as a learner, mentor, múinteoir or supporter! Be sure to catch up with us at one of our upcoming workshops or at our Cóisir na Nollag in December.
If you’re thinking about learning Irish in 2023 (or giving a gift card to someone special), see below for details on upcoming cúrsaí! We have courses for all levels and interests – for example, have you ever wanted to learn Irish rhymes, riddles and tongue-twisters, or teach Irish to children at home? ‘Gaeilge sa Bhaile‘ is just one of the exciting new courses that we’re introducing in January 2023! Bígí páirteach…
Our next term of Irish courses begins on Monday, Jan 9th! As well as continuing with our A0 – B1 classes, we’re also introducing some new options, such as Gaeilge sa Bhaile (focusing on rhymes, games, tongue-twisters, riddles, etc.) and Ceacht & Comhrá (for A0 and A1 learners who want to prioritise their conversation skills). We’re also restarting our Gramadach curriculum, with a range of grammar topics suitable for all levels.
Our A0 Introductory course will be available on both Sundays and Tuesdays. Peann & Pár classes continue on Thursdays, with an added emphasis on reading, listening, book reviews and blogging! As always, you can attend live classes, or follow the recordings using the discounted ‘VideoOnly‘ option. Free Comhrá sessions for students continue each week, on Thursdays and Sundays, based on our Topaic na Seachtaine.

What are Irish Dialects?

Cad é mar atá tú? Conas atá tú? Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú?! 
The ways in which we ask someone ‘How are you?’ in Irish vary from region to region. We briefly touch upon these dialectical differences in our latest blog post, and the historical reasons for these variations…

Language Hunting, Saturday, Dec 10th

Join us on Saturday, Dec 10th at 2pm ET (7pm Ireland) for a unique workshop on ‘Language Hunting
Brian Ó hAirt will explain this method of language learning, which utilizes hand signs, props, and gameplay for long-term language acquisition. Here, participants will learn tools to help complement their progress in Irish. Register here.

Le Teacht/Upcoming

Black Friday promotion on our Instagram & Facebook stories, Fri, Nov 25th!
Free Workshop,
Sun, Dec 4th, 12-1pm ET.
Language Hunting workshop,
Sat, Dec 10th, 2-3:20pm ET.
Cóisir na Nollag,
Tue, Dec 20th, 6-7pm ET.
New 7-week courses begin 
Mon, Jan 9th.
Comhrá sessions continue every Thu and Sun 
(free for all students).
Join the online Irish community for cúrsaí, comhrá & ceardlanna, and follow along on social media @LetsLearnIrish! – beidh fáilte romhat!

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