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Tús Maith (1 and 2)

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List price: 30
Purchase: Each part sold separately. Part 1: Schoenhof.com. Part 2: Schoenhof.com, Litríocht.com. The course's web page.
Format: Audio CD. Part 1 (lessons 1-20) contains loose-leaf paperback and 3 CDs. Part 2 (lessons 21-40) contains loose-leaf paperback and 4 CDs.
Dialect: Ulster
Publisher: Ogmios, 10 Bóthar Dhún an Chreagáin, Doire (Derry)
Year: 2002

Product Overview

Text book contains text of lessons, with explanatory notes. Part 1 begins with an introduction to the Irish sound and spelling system.

From the jacket:

Each lesson is presneted in units of study and includes practice and test materials covering the most common structures of Irish based on a carefully selected vocabulary. Other units offer longer and varied samples of spoken Irish presented in dialogue form and a selection of songs in Irish is included in the course.

The recordings, which have been prepared by a team of speakers drawn from various Irish-speaking communities in Ulster, cover the language practice units of the course. The songs have been chosen both for their linguistic suitability and as a pleasant means of marking the end of each stage of the course.

The compiler of this course has had many years' experience of teaching Irish to adults and is the author of a number of other widely used Irish language learning resources.

sin go maith ( Tus Maith I)
jmac, ma. 31 Dec 2008.

Excellent Donegal Irish Introduction presented in an entertaining manner with great speakers and colorful songs and music. A good tool especially suited to learners wanting to learn the Northern dialect.


Could be better
Shanna, Co.Antrim. 23 Sep 2007.

I have both these books but have only managed to get through the first one. First, it goes over the pronunciation then it's pretty much straight into grammar. I was expecting to be eased into the language a bit more. I was expecting to learn some conversational Irish, such as, 'What age are you?', 'What date is it?', and then for it to be explained. However, I am almost finished the first book but I still can ask either of these but I do know how to say 'Peter is taller than Paul but not as tall as Patrick'. Also, I find that some things aren't explained very well and I have to look for explanations else where such as this forum.

So I would recommend this book if you want to focus on grammar.



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