How You Can Use Technology to Immerse Yourself in Irish (Ep. 4)

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Have you ever considered learning to speak the Irish language, but felt that you’re alone? Prof. Kevin Scannell says that this is a new age of Irish language, where you can not only immerse yourself in Irish online, but also use it as a way to connect with other learners. He’s a professor at Saint Louis University, Missouri, and his software will help you immerse yourself in Irish.

What you’ll hear

  • How Twitter is ideal for using the little bit of Irish that you do pick up, even if you’re shy to use it
  • How to install Firefox Irish language spellchecker
  • Kevin’s background as an American who learned Irish
  • How technology is helping give a boost to the Irish language offline
  • How making mistakes as a learner is the only way to improve

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Comments

  1. Sile says:

    Is there a way to have an Irish spell checker on chrome? or should i use the Gramadoir link?

  2. Murphsoli says:

    It was cool to hear Kevin’s perspective on learning Irish with the help of online tools and platforms. I thank him for the tools he has made available for us. We need all the tools we can get.

  3. Gordon Molengraf says:

    Bhain mé taitneamh as i ndáiríre é.
    I really enjoyed it.

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