Make a real connection with your Irish heritage.
You can learn to have conversations in Irish (Gaelic).
(based on 2 reviews)
Product OverviewAn on-line learning web site offering 4- and 8-week courses. Allows one or several on-line live sessions with native speakers. An interesting resource, but the web site seems to be somewhat unmaintained at present.
8 wk gaeltalk course
siobhán, USA. 13 May 2010.
I signed up for the Gaeltalk course. Once I paid my money, I had trouble logging in. The webmaster had to solve the problem. He had to solve the problem again, when I signed up for a second time. That shouldn't have happened. The price was reasonable-abt. $42 for the 8 wk course.
I liked the course material. Thank goodness for the audio files. They were a great help. It took me from 15-20 hrs to cover each lesson. That is what I expected. I'm glad that I was able to download the audio files. I use them for review.
After capsule 6, the grammar section was repeated. Fortunately, I had studied Irish before. I didn't find it too confusing--just disorganized.
My major criticism was the exam section of each capsule. There would be material in the exam that wasn't covered in the lesson. There was no excuse for that. Fortunately, I was able to work around this. I would recommend that you re-do your exam sections, if you want to have more business.
Except for the exam section section, I was satisfied with gaeltalk. This is a difficult course for a beginner. Fortunately, I had some previous preparation.
Since I studied Gaeltalk, I find it has been easier to learn Irish from other sources, such as Rosetta Stone. I have a much stronger foundation in the language.
Stephen, Northern California, USA. 1 Jun 2005.
Munster dialect, I'm halfway through the eight lesson plan. Well laid out with conversational scenarios that are broken down within each lesson. For me, short on grammer rules, it walks one through the basic Irish grammer with examples. Rollovers for pronunciation, one at a time or whole conversations are very
helpful. The various quizzes and Irish
background sections are good. I cannot seem to get the rollovers in the Vocabulary quiz, to 'rollover'. These "fill in the gaps" are important
I believe. Some typos, words not used in
lessons, etc. Not bad for a second level