A unique DVD-based package, featuring audio-visual recordings of authentic natural speech, Speaking Irish / An Ghaeilge Bheo gives learners the perfect opportunity to improve their comprehension skills and familiarise themselves with the living language.
The package includes a DVD featuring unrehearsed interviews with more than 20 fluent Irish speakers, representing all three regional dialects. The interviews were filmed on location throughout Ireland, and feature speakers from Kerry, Donegal, Dublin and Galway. More than 45 interview segments are organized into twenty thematic sections, covering all aspects of contemporary Irish life, such as the environment, family, politics, entertainment, and cultural traditions. The supporting book is attractively designed and includes a transcript of all the interviews on the DVD as well as notes on vocabulary, pronunciation, idioms and cultural issues.
About the Authors
Siuán Ni Mhaonaigh and Antain Mac Lochlainn are leading Irish language educationalists. Siuán specialises in language testing and teacher training while Antain specialises in the training of translators and editors