Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners (Paperback)

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Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners (Paperback)

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Specially written by experienced teachers, this easy to use and completely up-to-date course provides a step-by-step approach to spoken and written Irish with no prior knowledge of the language required.

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.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Thomas Ihde is currently director of the Institute for Irish-American Studies at Lehman College, CUNY, New York. His current research focuses on Irish language materials development and bilingual acquisition. His previous publications include a book on the Irish Language (1994, Bergin and Garvey). Maire Ni Neachtain, a native Irish speaker from West Galway, teaches language, literature and linguistics at the Department of Irish, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland. Dr Roslyn Blyn-LaDrew currently teaches Irish at the University of Pennsylvania, and was previously President of the North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers. John Gillen, a research fellow at the Institute for Irish-American Studies, has taught Modern Irish and Old Irish for the New York Gaelic Society, and currently works at Hostos Community College, CUNY.
Product Details ISBN: 9781138958449
ISBN-10: 1138958441
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 1st, 2015
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Colloquial