Manx Gaelic Beginner Plus Talk More
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Learn to speak Manx Gaelic! Talk More teaches basic conversational phrases with structures that can be adapted to fit different situations. It also tackles one of the main challenges in learning a foreign language: building the confidence to speak it. Talk Mores recording function allows you to compare your accent with that of a native speaker. Perfect for building a learners spoken confidence.
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This versatile software CD-ROM installs on any Windows PC or Mac (OS 10.3.9 or higher). It even has files you can transfer to your iPod for language learning on the go!
What will I learn?
In this program youll start putting together complete sentences, as opposed to learning individual bits of vocabulary. Weve selected a range of phrases you commonly need abroad, including many that you might find essential: for example, Id like to pay by credit card, My camera has been stolen, and Where is the pharmacy?
Topics cover greetings, shops and restaurants, getting around, hotels, phone calls, emergencies, leisure and the basic vocabulary of business and technology.
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Will it work for me?
If you know some basic Manx, but you dont think you could handle a full conversation, Talk More will get you talking. Because its aimed at recent beginners, everything you hear will be clearly spoken at a speed that you can easily keep up with.
How does it work?
Watch and learn! See and hear how to speak Manx by watching video footage of native speakers.
Build confidence on a computer. Before testing your new speaking skills in the real world, record yourself, then play back to compare your pronunciation with that of a native speaker. (Note that we dont use electronic voice analysis: the human ear is usually much more accurate.)
Play interactive games. The comprehension quiz prompts you to react to real life situations, while a challenging recording quiz tests your knowledge and pronunciation.
You earn points for every game you play. High scorers can go on to win bronze, silver and gold awards, which you can print out as a record of achievement.
You can learn on the move. Carry on learning in the airport lounge or on the ferry. Just print out the phrasebook sheets included in the program and take them with you.
History of the Manx Language
Only a small minority of the Isle of Man’s population is fluent in the language, but a larger minority has some knowledge of it. It is widely considered to be an important part of the Island’s culture and heritage.
Like Scottish Gaelic and modern Irish, Manx is derived from older forms of Irish. The earliest known language of the Isle of Man was a form of Bythonic.