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Stuck while Learning Irish Gaelic? Listen to this advice (Ep. 47) [Re-run]

Hitting a bump now and then is to be expected when you are learning a new language. Irish isn’t an exception from this rule and we admit that getting stuck while learning Irish Gaelic can be troublesome. Not having people … Continue reading

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[Re-run] Practice Irish Daily In 5 Easy Steps (Ep. 12)

Depending on your need or passion to learn a new language, practicing is a big part of the learning process. As you may know, Irish Gaelic is one of those languages that doesn’t seem too friendly at first but when … Continue reading

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Be Proud of Your Irish Heritage

Many Bitesize Irish Gaelic learners are of Irish heritage or have a strong connection with Ireland and this beautiful language. We often ask for your feedback to improve our services and today we’re taking it a step further by sharing … Continue reading

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Have No-one to Practice Irish Gaelic With?

When you take our free email course Irish for Beginners, we ask you to email us “What’s holding you back?” Here’s what Dawn emailed us recently: The biggest thing that’s holding me back is lack of access to other Gaelic … Continue reading

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One Bite at a Time

The old Chinese proverb supposedly says: The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. We have a lovely seanfhocal /shan-UK-uhl/ (old saying) in Irish Gaelic that says: Tús maith leath na hoibre. /Toos mah lyah nah HIB-reh./

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How do you reach out to other Irish language learners?

In several of our recent Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast episodes (like with Mara Berstein), our guests suggested the biggest thing in learning Irish is to reach out and find other learners.

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Don’t put too much pressure on yourself learning Irish, with Pat in Florida (Ep. 18)

You could learn a lot from Pat Hagan. He’s lives around Jacksonville, Florida. For the past year he’s been learning Irish. He’s made great advances in speaking, and is about to jump further by attending classes in Donegal, Ireland.

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The Echoy Classroom, an American Elementary School Teach Learned Irish to Teach in Ireland (Ep. 9)

Teachers in primary schools in Ireland (elementary schools) teach their students each and every subject. With the Irish language being one of those subjects, all teachers generally need to speak Irish to some level. That can be a stumbling block … Continue reading

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A Matter of Irish Gender

If you’ve ever studied a language other than English, you know that many languages have something called “grammatical gender.” Irish is no exception. It’s an important concept to get your head around, because a word’s gender tells you how it … Continue reading

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Looking Back: The First Half of 2013

  The first half of 2013 has come and gone! Here’s a look back at this year’s blog posts to date. There’s something for every Irish learner here: book reviews, grammar tips, lessons on cursing, and more! Some posts fall … Continue reading

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