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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (October-December) » Archive through December 12, 2004 » Query re Scottish Gaelic « Previous Next »

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Paul (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 09:51 am:   Edit Post Print Post

A chairde,
I've just finished attending the last class of
a Scottish Gaelic course for beginners. It was excellent, but there wasn't much emphasis on conversation. Would anyone be able to recommend a good book/CD set for beginners?
Tapaidh leibh,
Paul

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Antaine
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Username: Antaine

Post Number: 105
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Teach Yourself Gaelic

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Paul (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Go raibh maith agat, a Antaine.

At the risk of sounding cantalach,
I've heard that the Teach Yourself Gaelic
is as disjointed and spotty as Teach Yourself Irish. I guess I should mentioned that in my post.

Le meas,
Paul

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Ó_diocháin
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Post Number: 55
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 03:36 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Paul, a chara,
There is a Scottish Television course called Speaking Our Language, which is available with tapes and CDs - I'm not sure if the video element of the course is commercially available - which puts a lot of emphasis on speaking and listening skills.
I think Teach Yourself Gaelic is much better than Teach Yourself Irish, although it is somewhat disjointed as a result of trying to take a situational approach and take some account of dialectal variation.
If you are actually in Scotland, there is a certain amount of free online material available through any one of the 480 learndirect scotland branded learning centres. Details of these from their website http://www.learndirectscotland.com.
Slán beo!
Chris



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