Scottish Gaidhlig (Gaelic)
I had tried lots of times to learn Gaidhlig with very limited success, couldn't really converse in the language. Then I found the TeachMe! Gaelic course. The course is very good indeed, within a month I was able to hold short and simple conversations. After that there was no stopping me, I urge anybody wanting to learn a language to use courses from Linguashop.
Published on Jun. 7, 2012 by Stuart from Kingussie, Scotland
The voice recognition is not completely accurate, but other than that it was really great.
Published on Dec. 17, 2011 by Frazer from Australia
Best Gaelic CD-ROM Yet
This is the best CD-ROM Gaelic course to date. You get practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking Gaelic. There is much more to the program than the usual language CD-ROMs, which are often no more than simple phrase books.
The Gaelic pronunciation is good and is clear to the listener, something that is not always found in language courses. It's not pefect (a few of the vocabulary words are obscure, as if someone gleaned them from a dictionary and not everyday speech) but in spite of its flaws, this course is an interesting and useful addition to the methods currently available for learning Gaelic.
I would suggest using it in conjunction with a more detailed grammar based course.
Published on Sept. 22, 2008 by
Only for earnest learners
I suggest to use it if you have some knowledge of Gaelic, and if you attend a class. TeachMe! builds so called short term memory, so you have to keep at it on a regular basis for the short term to become long term. You can set your own pace (from 8 to 20 prompts per lesson). The length of each session is also variable.
The course is descriptive, and can be somewhat boring, like a body building lesson, but if you have patience you will develop big muscles in no time.
You won't be able to take part in conversation immediately, unless you help yourself with other media. If you´re doing Gaelic, my suggestion is to forget AutoWord mode, and to concentrate on the so called Normal mode, as it's an excellent method to learn spelling, and to develop a sense for the good written word in Gaelic. (Gaelic has got a lot of tricks in spelling, and it's not always consistent).
The drag & drop stories are quite interesting; it's a pity there's no point system for them.
It's a good course to improve yourself (if you only want to learn a few words, and have no knowledge of Gaelic, then try the Alba site of the BBC)
I've done eight hours with TeachMe! Gaelic up to now and I've only found a few of peculiarities (you're supposed to write duin, for man; the speaker says fear, that also means man ; the same is for the plural, you write down daoine and hear fir ).
Customer support is excellent; if you have a problem you receive in no time the right answer.
Published on Nov 16, 2008 by Pietro from Jesi, Italy
(based on 27 reviews)
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