Irish Language

Learn Irish

Dia dhuit ar maidin!
(Good morning!)

The Irish language

Irish Gaelic is spoken by about 300,000 people in Ireland. Of those, roughly 75,000 have Irish Gaelic as a first language. If you want to learn the Irish language, our learn Irish software will have you speaking in a very short time.

Speaking Irish

Speak! Irish is based on a natural learning process - you practice simple grammar and vocabulary tasks in a structured manner until Speak! decides that you have learned the subject matter in sufficient depth to be promoted to the next level. In this way, you'll progress from the basics to more complex sentence structures at your own speed in just the same way a child learns a language - seeing, listening and responding over an extended period of time. The course uses standard Irish with voices from Connamara, Kerry and Cork. If your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive, the software can be installed via a USB stick.

Included in the course

  • 1 CD Rom with software to learn Irish

Key Features

  • Fun to use
  • Learn Irish grammar and vocabulary
  • Voice recognition to improve your Irish accent
  • Irish talking dictionary
  • The Irish language lessons can be printed
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Runs on Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP

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Learn Irish Vocabulary

There are 20 levels of Irish Vocabulary exercises. Listen to Irish sentences in high fidelity quality. The AutoLearn feature advances you from the basics up through the levels automatically.

Learn Irish Grammar

Learn Irish Grammar

There are 20 levels of Irish Grammar exercises. The Irish dictionary can be accessed from within each lesson to find the translation of words. There is an explanation of the grammar for each lesson, that clearly explains the purpose of the lesson.

Easy to use interface

Easy to use interface

The main screen allows you to access the different sections of the software with a single click. Designed to be used without having to refer to an instruction manual.

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Learn Irish Pronunciation

First you will see the Irish word written and hear it spoken. After this, you will see the sound in graphic form on the screen and then it's your turn to speak! Your voice will then be compared using voice anaylsis technology and you'll see just how authentic your Irish accent is.

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Free Irish lesson

Irish Grammar point
The English indefinite article a does not exist in Irish. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered indefinite without the need for a specific word to show this.

Examples
  • bean
    a woman
  • páiste
    a child
  • cara
    a friend
  • teach
    a house
  • doras
    a door

Reviews for Speak! Irish

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Best in the West!!
I needed to learn Irish for my postgraduate course in Irish literature. Although the CD was not the only thing I used to learn Irish, it was certainly one of the most useful. What made the CD so effective is that it actually made me speak (as a teacher of English I know this is the hardest part, especially for adults). It's logical, colourful, perfectly user-friendly and just plain FUN. Thanks Linguashop for my PhD. Go raibh maith agaibh agus go n-éirí an t-ádh leat.
Published on Oct. 12, 2011 by Iryna from Brest, Belarus
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Easy language learning
Irish culture and history has been an interest of mine for several years, and as a result, I've been on the lookout for language courses in Irish for some time. After trying several basic courses that I quickly grew tired of, I discovered Linguashops TeachMe! software. TeachMe! turned out to be the tool I needed to maintain my progression and interest in learning the language. The aspect that separates TeachMe! from other courses is the AutoLearn-feature. This feature guides you through the entire course, and tracks your progress along the way. All you have to do is press the "Autolearn"-button, and the software will select the lesson it deems appropriate. These lessons will test you thoroughly in grammar and vocabulary, from simple translations to more complex restructuring of sentences in the language you are attempting to learn. When you've typed in the correct word/sentence, a recorded audio track will read out the correct pronounciation for you. You will progress quickly from lessons you do well in - and lessons you do less well in will be repeated more frequently. Progress to the next level is determined by how well you did in the last level, so learning is done at your pace - not a generic, predetermined pace. In addition, the software has some nice features, including a "pronounciation"-feature where you can practice pronounciation by reading words out loud into the mike of your computer. There were a couple of sentences I noticed with small mistakes ('they' switch with 'you' for example). However, this only apply to a very small portion of the available words/sentences, and by the time you reach those phrases, your language skills will enable you to immediately spot the mistakes - so no need to worry about learning the wrong words. All in all, the software is fun, entertaining, and educational to a higher degree than most of the other softwares I've tried. I have no problems recommending this course to anyone wanting to learn a new language.
Published on Apr. 26, 2013 by Vegar from Oslo, Norway
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I never thought the joy of learning another language would be so easy and enjoyable. Teach me Irish is the easiest program to set-up and use. The new learner can progress to each of the levels as fast as he or she wants to. Truly a great product. Go raibh mile maith agat.
Published on May 2, 2010 by Sam from Nowra, Australia
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Very Efficient Service
Just getting in touch to say many thanks for your very efficient service. I ordered a TeachMe! Irish for my husband on Sunday, which I did not expect to get here until at least the end of the week, especially as Monday was a bank holiday over here. Amazingly it arrived this morning,(Wednesday), which is actually his birthday, so couldn't have been more perfect timing!
Published on May 4, 2009 by Alison from Somerset, England

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Popular Reasons why people learn Irish

Impress people
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Free Irish Course

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Basic words and phrases in Irish

I am learning Spanish.
Táim ag foghlaim Spáinníse.
I come from Germany.
Is as nGearmáin mé.
I was born in England.
I Sasana a rugadh mé.
My name is Peter.
Peadar an t-ainm atá orm.
I am hungry.
Tá ocras orm.
I am married.
Táim pósta.
I was born in Canada.
I gCeanada a rugadh mé.
I am tired.
Tá tuirse orm.
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About Irish

Irish Gaelic is spoken by about 300,000 people in Ireland. Of those, roughly 75,000 have Irish Gaelic as a first language. Irish Gaelic is a celtic language related to Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Cornish and Breton.

Irish words and phrases

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