Reference: ISBN 978 0956361 44 8
A multimedia Irish language course for adults.
The easiest way to start speaking Irish
* Are you looking for a beginners Irish course which focuses primarily on the spoken word?
* Would you like to learn authentic everyday language?
* Do you want to find out how the language works without having to grapple with complicated grammatical explanations?
* Then, Gaeilge gan Stró! (Irish without Stress) from Gaelchultúr is just the course for you!
Gaeilge gan Stró! - Beginners Level is a multimedia language course for adult learers of Irish. It's aimed at those who have not previously studied Irish or who only know a few words of the language. The course is intended for learners working by themselves and seeks to give them the confidence and language skills necessary to communicate in Irish in everyday situations. The emphasis is on developing speaking and listening skills necessary to communicate in Irish in everyday situations. The emphasis is on developing speaking and listening skills but learners are also given some opportunities to read and write the language. Grammar is taught in context, as it's required.
Gaeilge gan Stró! - Beginners Level consists of this book and four audio CDs which are closely linked to the book and come free with it. There is also an online version of the course available on Gaelchultúr's e-learning website, www.ranganna.com. The book and audio Cds can be used independently of the online version of the course.
There are fifteen units in the course, focusing on core topics such as Work, Pastimes and Travel. There is a range of fun-to-do interactive activities, most of which require the leaner to engage with the spoken language. Answers to these activities are given at the back of the book or on the accompanying CDs.
The 'Insight' section in each unit contains information about the history of Irish and about the language in the contemporary society, while the 'Useful tips for learners' section aims to help those studying Irish to do so more efficiently.