Irish Gaelic Beginner Plus Talk More
Irish Gaelic Beginner Plus 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 More’s recording function allows you to compare your accent with that of a native speaker. Perfect for building a learner’s spoken confidence.
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- Learn to Put Together Complete Sentences
- Commonly Used Phrases
- A Variety of Common Topics
- Aimed at Recent Beginners
- Meant to Improve Speaking Skills
- Video Footage of Native Speakers
- Includes Quizzes
- Play Games to Earn Points and Awards
What will I learn?
In this program you’ll start putting together complete sentences, as opposed to learning individual bits of vocabulary. We’ve selected a range of phrases you commonly need abroad, including many that you might find essential: for example, “I’d 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.
Will it work for me?
If you know some basic Irish, but you don’t think you could handle a full conversation, Talk More will get you talking. Because it’s 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 Irish 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 don’t 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.
Irish is spoken by about 1.7 million people in the world and is the official language of Ireland. Irish is a recognized minority language in Northern Ireland. With bizarre lunar landscapes, the mighty Atlantic Ocean, labyrinthine caves and crystal clear waterways, Ireland’s diverse landscapes will take your breath away. Irish coastal beauty is the stuff of legends, with shorelines trimmed by golden sands and rocky outcrops. Inland, the lake lands and rural idylls are equally as varied as they are tranquil.
The Irish language is also spoken in the United Kingdom and has a large diaspora in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina.