Editors Choice – Best Irish Language Books
This course includes eight lessons of Irish language instruction – 4 hrs of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.
Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Irish.
The Irish Language: Irish and English are the official languages of Ireland. The three major dialects of Irish are: Connemara (in the west of Ireland and around the city of Galway), Munster (spoken in Counties Kerry and Cork), and Ulster (spoken in County Donegal). Pimsleur’s Irish teaches the Munster dialect.
Why is Irish an important language to learn?
Everyone loves hearing Irish brogue and while you may not have the same accent when you speak this language, the words will still have the same meaning. And why wouldn’t you want to use this language when you are traveling over the green rolling hills of Ireland’s countryside, soaking up the history, feeling welcomed by the locals, and drinking pint after pint of Guinness. You can speak English when you visit this beautiful country, since almost every single local speaks English as well. However, there is something to be said about visiting a country and knowing how to speak their official language that will make you feel even more welcomed than you could ever imagine. While everyone speaks English in Ireland, less than eighty thousand of them speak Irish on a daily basis and for most, it is less often. Irish could be considered a dying language in today’s world, which is the number one reason why everyone needs to learn how to speak it. There are some people living in other areas of the world that can speak this language, but it is not enough to significantly bring the numbers up. Once you learn Irish, you will easily be able to understand the meanings of surnames, places, and even personal names, plus you will find that the culture and traditions are much more fascinating. Imagine being able to understand all the Irish proverbs, folklore, and even literature without losing anything in the translation to English or another language. And who knows, if you are single, learning this language may give you the opportunity to fall in love with an Irish local, making all your dreams come true!
Learn to speak Irish
Step-by-Step Irish is an easy guide to the Irish language. Through a variety of lessons, this workbook not only covers grammatical concepts, but Irish vocabulary and pronunciation are introduced as well. Exercises at the end of each lesson ensure that readers comprehend what has been taught.
Complete Irish is a comprehensive book and audio language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence.
Bejaysus and begorrah! The next best thing for anyone not blessed with the gift of the gab – a grand tour through the language, lilt and laughter of Ireland old and new. So join in the craic, forget the Blarney Stone and wrap your tongue around English the way the Irish reinvented it.
Learn Irish Gaelic with Word Search Puzzles is a collection of 130 bilingual English-Irish Gaelic word search puzzles that will challenge you with dozens of interesting categories. Learning a new language can be both challenging and rewarding. This book provides puzzle based vocabulary exercises and is intended to supplement traditional methods of language study.