The Complete Course for Beginners

2nd Edition

Specially written by experienced teachers, this is an easy-to-use and completely up-to-date course which provides a step-by-step approach to spoken and written Irish, with no prior knowledge of the language required. This new edition offers updated cultural references and new audio material accompanying the course.

What makes Colloquial Irish your best choice in personal language learning?

  • emphasis on the language of East Connemara, with a clear pronunciation guide and an appendix on dialectal differences within Irish
  • stimulating exercises with lively illustrations
  • effective combination of language points, dialogues, and cultural information
  • Irish/English and English/Irish word lists.

By the end of this rewarding course, you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Irish in a broad range of everyday situations.

Unit 1

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Colloquial Irish 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills from the beginner level to advanced beginner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read plenty of modern, everyday Irish, Colloquial Irish 2 builds on the skills acquired in Colloquial Irish by expanding vocabulary, increasing awareness of grammar rules, and building spoken fluency while dealing with many of the same communicative themes. The popular Cois Fharraige dialect from West Galway continues to be the main focus of the book.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  With dialogues, vocabulary, grammatical explanations, and cultural points based around communicative themes, Colloquial Irish 2 provides everything the advanced beginner needs to take their language skills to the next level.

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