How to Learn Irish


To learn to speak Irish, you’ll need to take it step-by-step.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete beginner, or if you’re re-learning Irish.

Step 1. Learn Simple Expressions

Even if you don’t speak a word of the Irish language, you can start by memorizing some expressions.

Prove to yourself that you can do this.

Learn to say hello in Irish as your first step to learning Irish.

Step 2. Learn to Read Irish

Understanding written Irish will come to you before understanding spoken Irish.

There are specific rules and patterns that, once you learn them, you will see everywhere!

Learn about the secret spelling pattern you’ll see everywhere in Irish.

Step 3. Learn to Listen to Irish

This step takes time. A lot of time. It can be frustrating (but learning Irish is hard work).

When learning to say hello, listen to the audio in the Bitesize Irish Gaelic lesson as many times as you need to, in your own time.

You’re lucky to live in exciting times for learning Irish.

Watch TG4 Irish Gaelic television online, and learn the rhythms of spoken Irish.

Step 4. Learn to Speak Irish

Language is about expressing yourself.

The biggest hurdle you will encounter in learning to speak Irish is fear.

You must be willing to speak the little bits of Irish that you learn. The good news is, you don’t have to be perfect.

Irish pronunciation can be very off-putting. If you know the rules, you can learn to pronounce Irish words that you have never even encountered before.

When you decide you want to commit to learning the language, you can do so online with Bitesize Irish Gaelic online language program.

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