we offer you three different types of memberships based on how much help you want in making the Irish language part of your every day life, by learning, practising and speaking it
MEMBERSHIP FOR BEGINNERS STARTING ON THEIR OWN
With our LEARNER membership, you will have access to our extensive online courses library – Bitesize Cúrsaí and you can take daily bites at your own pace. This is a great plan for learners who are starting from the very beginning. With thousands of audio recordings with phonetic spelling, you can practice pronunciation, and video lessons explaining the finer points of the language. You will soon be familiar with everyday Irish.
* bitesize cúrsaí
Bitesize Cúrsaí online courses are available to you to take at any time, in any order. Take them at your own pace. Go back and repeat lessons in courses you have already completed. Your progress is displayed.
MEMBERSHIP FOR ACTIVE LEARNERS AND CLASSES ATTENDEES
With our SPEAKER membership, you will become a daily practitioner of the Irish language – with others! A language is to be used to connect with others. If you already attend Gaeilge classes, this is a valuable chance to connect with others outside of your class. You will have access to all of our online Bitesize Cúrsaí, and on top of that you will be invited to our Bitesize Pobal community where our daily prompts will help you with your Gaeilge Gach Lá.
Good news: sign up now as a Speaker, and you’ll get access to the Conversationalist benefit of Bitesize Beo! That’s right, we’re upgrading the Speaker membership to match Conversationalist features, at the same price. The Conversationalist plan is being retired.
* bitesize pobal
Bitesize Pobal is a private community forum with daily prompts. It will allow you to connect with others who are on similar journeys, and find a sense of belonging.
Participation in the community is subject to good behaviour policies. Therefore, payment of membership does not give an automatic right to remain in the community. This is at the discretion of Bitesize Irish.
MEMBERSHIP FOR ACTIVE LEARNERS DIVING FULLY IN
Our CONVERSATIONALIST membership plan is designed for the most dedicated of learners. Our weekly group video chats are for active learners who want to boost their learning by practising conversations with a fluent Irish speaker! Each week we follow a different theme and offer several levels, so that you can find a fit to stretch your abilities, without being held back. For people with more advanced abilities, conversation sessions will end with more open-ended conversation. By being a conversationalist, you’re a practitioner of the language. Be a practitioner for long enough, and you can be a fluent speaker of Irish.
* bitesize beo
Bitesize Beo is only available to CONVERSATIONALIST members. Usually each Tuesday, we will hold one or more group conversation video calls, not later than 10pm Irish time. A fluent Irish speaker will facilitate the conversation. Scripted role-play to get you speaking, even if you can’t yet express yourself. More open topic-based conversations for more advanced learners. Call times are coordinated in Bitesize Pobal, the private community.
If you cannot make a call, there is no “credit” available for additional calls. If you repeatedly cannot make the calls, we recommend downgrading your account to the SPEAKER plan.
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COURAGE FOR CONVERSATION
MISNEACH LE COMHRÁ
Attend online group conversations with a fluent speaker. Regular conversation is possibly the most valuable activity you can take on on your Irish language journey. A language is for expressing yourself with others. Do you feel unready for conversation? Think about it the other way around: kids converse for several years before starting to converse. You get to have conversations because you speak it over and over again. You are welcome to attend even if you can’t speak it: our scripted conversations give you a chance to role-play. For more advanced learners, we offer more open conversation around specific topics, so that you can get immediate feedback on how you’re expressing yourself.
Sign up today, and you will be billed for one month today, and you’ll have access until the end of the period for which you have paid. You will be monthly. Try our method for 30 days, and if it doesn’t help you, you can downgrade to a lower plan or request a refund. Due to the technical constraints of our technology platform, we can only bill in one currency. We have chosen USD as our billing currency, as many of our customers are outside of Ireland. If your card is not in USD, it’s likely that your bank will add additional charges or a conversion rate, and the amount you’ll pay in your currency will vary with currency exchange rates. There is no fixed contract and you can cancel online any time.
* upgrade / downgrade
You can upgrade or downgrade your plan online in your Account. Your membership fee will be pro-rated. If you’re upgrading, you’ll just pay the difference until the next month. If you’re downgrading, your account will be credited for the difference that you paid for but did not use.
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