Software for learning Irish
So, you’re interested in learning the language, eh? There’s lots of great resources online for familiarising yourself with the language, such as radio and TV webcasts. Try to find an Irish class in your area, but a good backup to start with is a learn-on-your-own software. And I’ve chosen a couple for you here.
TeachMe! Irish is an Irish language CD-ROM software that we sell directly to you, so if you’ve got any customer questions after you buy, we’re here to help. Some strengths of TeachMe!:
- Mini lessons. Jump straight into quick lessons on vocabulary, grammar, and pronuncation.
- Personalised dictionary. There are hundreds of native recordings in the program, and you can choose which ones to add to your personalised dictionary. Then, you can print out your dictionary for quick reference, and you can access the dictionary throughout all the lessons.
- Strong pronunciation training. TeachMe! features a great tool that records your pronunciation of words (you need a microphone) and shows how close you are to the native speaker.
- Get TeachMe! Irish if you are beginner, and you’ll have a choice of the lighter Speak! Irish, or On the road! Irish for the car.
If you prefer to learn online and on the go, try the online Irish Gaelic lessons on Bitesize Irish Gaelic.