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Try learning Irish… from your pocket

Driving in Conamara
Far away from my computer, in the Conamara Gaeltacht.

What if you could keep learning Irish when you’re not online?

When you want to put your head down and learn Irish, you should come to Bitesize Irish Gaelic and take our online Irish course with interactive audio lessons.

The limitation is, you need to be in front of your computer, iPhone, iPad, or Android device to be using Bitesize Irish Gaelic lessons.

In many ways, this is a good thing. Learning language is hard, and it’s hard to keep going. For active learning, you should be concentrating as much as possible oo the lesson in front of you. Click on a phrase to listen to it as many times as you like until you’re comfortable with it.

(Update: Pre-orders are no longer available, as of Monday April 23rd 2012.)

But what happens when you can’t learn at your computer?

It’s not always possible to use online lessons to learn Irish, right?

What if you really want to keep learning Ireland’s native language, but you’re on the move?

What if you’re driving?

What if you’re working out in the gym?

We’re trying something new: Learn Irish with audio lessons

Following all your great feedback, I took the Bitesize Irish Gaelic lesson “Greetings and Introductions 1”.

I recorded an audio–only version of the lesson.

This is a taster of what may come, so be sure to read on.

Listen to “Greetings and Introductions 1” audio lesson right now

Option 1: Stream online

Option 2: Save the MP3 file

Right click on this link, and save the target to your computer.

Alternatively, just click directly on the URL, and “File, Save As” the MP3 file when it opens in your browser.

Option 3: QR Code

Do you have a smart-phone? Scan this QR Code to get the MP3 URL to your phone:

Scan to download Irish audio lesson
Scan with your smartphone’s barcode reader to get a link to the MP3.

How do I get more of these Irish audio lessons?

I’m giving you the chance to pre-order five more Irish audio lessons below.

Update: Pre-orders have now closed!

You’ll be among the first to receive these. And we’re only taking pre-orders for a limited time.

What audio lessons will I get if I pre-order?

The audio lessons will be Bitesize Irish Gaelic read out aloud, ready for you to download as MP3 to put on your phone, iPod, or MP3 player.

The lessons will include:

  • What’s your name?
  • Parting company
  • Your first conversation
  • Count from 1 to 10
  • Irish language alphabet

If enough people like this audio course, we’ll consider offering a more comprehensive course later on.

How do I pre-order the five Irish audio lessons?

Click on the payment button below. After checkout, be sure to click on the email confirmation link you’ll receive.

When will I get the pre-ordered audio lessons?

You will receive your five MP3 files within the next four weeks of this blog post.

In what format will I receive the lessons?

They will be available as MP3 files. Such files can be imported to iTunes, for example, or copied directly to your MP3 player.

How will I get the audio lessons when they are available?

I’ll send you an email notification. I’ll tell you where to download the audio lesson MP3 files when they’re up.

Pre-order your five next audio lessons right here

Update: pre-orders are now closed, and not available.

For a grand total of just $7 (paid at checkout), you’ll be the first to access this new audio course of five more lessons as soon as they become available.

Of course, you’ll be covered by our usual a 30-day full refund guarantee.

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This is open to everyone, regardless of whether or not you’re currently a member of Bitesize Irish Gaelic online interactive lessons.

Is this type of thing for you? I’d love to hear your thoughts below.

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11 thoughts on “Try learning Irish… from your pocket”

  1. Go raibth maith agat, Eoin! I love, love, love your audio. I started with Rosetta and am continuing with it but I walk with you. When I finish level 1 (it’s an ocd thing), I will definately become a full-time bitesize gal. Now, when can we expect another round of audio 🙂 You keep me energized to continue on. Le do thoil, more, more, more!

  2. This is a very good idea! I like the lessons on my computer, and you seem very personable in the recordings.

  3. I love the format of your lessons and have wanted whole recorded lessons for a while. I have some mp3 lessons from other sites, but I have found them to be more difficult to follow. Your first complete recorded lesson is so clear and easy to follow. 🙂 Most of the recordings I’ve been using are Ulster as well. So it will be nice to have yours to listen to all the time too. Thanks!

    1. Thanks, Joanna. We’ll make sure to concentrate on making the sound clear. That’s not always an easy thing to accomplish, so it will be something we’ll be looking at improving more.

  4. Go raibth maith agat, Eoin! 🙂 this is great im past a beginner i think but im very vocal so i LOVED this idea!! I recently was in Dallas for an irish immersion weekend to be able to SPEAK with others and just learn different dialects! It was great! But i learned so much listening more then tests over and over ha! once again thanks!!

    1. That’s really cool attending an Irish immersion deireadh seachtaine. About how many people attended? It sounds like you got good use out of attending?

  5. This is a wonderful idea,i’m also learning Ulster on the side so i can have a mesh of two dialects and they’re only audio. what’s great is i listen to them while doing the dishes so having the munster dialect on audio would just be that much better.

    Hopefully it takes off

    Have fun and good luck 🙂


    1. Let’s hope it does! Thanks for people’s interest so far. What’s the audio package you listen to with the Ulster dialect?