Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Taylor & Francis, Apr 3, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 264 pages
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Specially written by experienced teachers, this easy to use and completely up-to-date course provides a step-by-step approach to spoken and written Irish with no prior knowledge of the language required.

What makes Colloquial Irish your best choice in personal language learning?


  • Emphasis on the language of East Connemara, with a clear pronunciation guide and an appendix on dialectal differences within Irish.

  • Stimulating exercises with lively illustrations.

  • Effective combination of language points, dialogues and cultural information.

  • Irish/English and English/Irish word lists.

By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Irish in a broad range of everyday situations.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CD/MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial. This audio material has been recorded by native speakers and will help you perfect your pronuncation, listening and speaking skills.

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About the author (2008)

Thomas Ihde is currently director of the Institute for Irish-American Studies at Lehman College, CUNY, New York. His current research focuses on Irish language materials development and bilingual acquisition. His previous publications include a book on the Irish Language (1994, Bergin and Garvey).

Maire Ni Neachtain, a native Irish speaker from West Galway, teaches language, literature and linguistics at the Department of Irish, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Dr Roslyn Blyn-LaDrew currently teaches Irish at the University of Pennsylvania, and was previously President of the North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers.

John Gillen, a research fellow at the Institute for Irish-American Studies, has taught Modern Irish and Old Irish for the New York Gaelic Society, and currently works at Hostos Community College, CUNY.

 

 

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