Choose your Irish language journey

Join Bitesize Irish today by signing up to the contract-free monthly membership plan that best matches your Irish language journey:

Foundations

A good start is half the work.
12 Monthly
  • USD $13 / GBP £10 / AUD $18
  • Suitable for absolute beginners, or if you're coming back to Irish.
  • Tús Maith foundational self-paced Irish language course:
  • Gain an understanding of the essentials of the Irish language at your own pace.
  • Learn useful modern everyday conversational Irish and essential grammatical concepts.
  • Practice listening and speaking aloud, with hundreds of clear audio recordings, accompanied by phonetic spelling.
  • Keep motivated by taking an interactive quiz on each lesson. Come back any time, and your progress is tracked.
  • Progress through ten modules of approximately ten lessons each. Move toward the downloadable completion certificate.
  • Get a reminder to jump back in each week, with our members-only newsletter.
  • Stuck or lost? Send in a question from any lesson to get an answer from our fluent staff.
  • Make a deeper connection with Irish culture with the included cultural lessons.

Explore

It's an Irish language journey.
25 Monthly
  • USD $29 / GBP £22 / AUD $40
  • Suitable for learners who want to learn and explore at their own pace.
  • Everything in Foundations
  • Access all self-paced learning courses on our Aistear platform:
  • Refer quickly to key language concepts in the Aistear Reference Pack. Concise explanations and links to relevant lessons.
  • Learn more advanced self-expression, through the theme of Irish mythology, with the Siúlach Scéalach course (modules being added).
  • Practice gently through doing, with our four-part yoga course, Bitesize Ióga.
  • Learn Irish through song, with the Sing a Song in Irish course. Watch three traditional Irish songs being explained, read aloud, and finally sung.
  • Make sense of Irish pronunciation, with the Crack Irish Pronunciation course, featuring our unique cheat sheets with accompanying worksheets.
  • Discover how to implement Gaeilge Gach Lá in your life, with the Gaeilge Gach Lá Toolkit. Unique interactive worksheets and "maps".
  • Keep it fresh and exciting, with access to new learning content launched on Aistear every month.
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GROW

Ultimate Gaeilge Gach Lá.
55 Monthly
  • USD $65 / GBP £49 / AUD $88
  • Suitable for learners who want to grow by learning and practising together.
  • Everything in Explore
  • Access Bitesize Pobal private learners community with fluent staff.
  • Gain confidence in your conversational skills with weekly Bitesize Beo calls with fluent instructor (10:00 and 20:00 Irish time every Tuesday for one hour). Scripted conversation to support all abilities.
  • Continually grow toward self-expression, with daily challenges on Bitesize Pobal by our fluent community manager.
  • Practice reading aloud with monthly one-hour Cogar Mogar calls with fluent instructor (20:00 Irish time, usually during last week of month).
  • Develop your writing skills by participating in the Bitesize Pobal community, with fluent staff online five days a week.
  • Find a sense of belonging with people on a similar language journey, on Bitesize Pobal private online learning community. Get positive encouragement in a supportive atmosphere.

Bitesize Irish has helped hundreds of Irish language learners all around the world since 2010. The company is based in Limerick, Ireland. Our staff members are fluent in the Irish language, and passionate in helping you.

* group pricing

Group, school, and institutional pricing is also available. If you’re a teacher you may wish to make Bitesize Irish available to your students. If you represent a cultural centre or similar organisation, you may wish to provide a benefit to your members by helping them to learn Irish online. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

* billing

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. The subscription is recurring – you will be billed 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. There is no fixed contract and you can cancel online any time. Checkout is secure.

* GROW member calls

Bitesize Beo conversation practice calls usually take place every Tuesday at 10am and 8pm (Dublin, Ireland time). If you are in another timezone (like many of our GROW members), and if you have trouble converting the time to your own time zone, then just get in touch with us below. Calls are coordinated on Bitesize Pobal, our private learners community for GROW members. Each follows a scripted conversation, so you get a chance to role-play. There is also a recording of each conversation, so that you can practice in your own time.

Cogar Mogar monthly member calls for practice reading aloud usually take place on a week day during the last week of the month, at 8pm Dublin, Ireland time.

* how long do the courses last?

Tús Maith and Siúlach Scéalach courses are self-paced. We don’t wish to enforce a schedule on you as a learner. When you sign you, you’ll get access to the course(s) covered by your membership plan. Tús Maith contains ten modules, each module with a theme from everyday life. In turn, each module has approximately ten lessons. You could complete a lesson a day, or you may want to take more time and study each lesson in more detail. Therefore the course should normally take a dedicated learner several months to complete. Membership continues even when you complete a course, until you cancel your subscription, to allow you to continue learning from the courses.

* 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.

* more questions?

We love to hear from you. CONTACT us, or email us directly at [email protected].