3.4: How can I learn Gaelic?


3.4: How can I learn Gaelic?

Join the Gaelic learners association. They can advise about books, learners near you, classes, correspondence courses etc. They are called Comann an Luchd-Ionnsachaidh. This is abbreviated to CLI and prounounced CLEE. Motto: "The voice of Gaelic Learners". CLI has members around the world.

Address: 5 Caolshraid Mhicheil, Inbhir Nis, IV2 3HQ, Alba
5 Mitchell's Lane, Inverness, IV2 3HQ, Scotland
Tel/Fax : 0463 711792 (+[44] 463 711792)

Also join GAELIC-L, an e-mail list for all 3 Gaelics. Details elsewhere in this FAQ

Suggestions for learners:

Teach Yourself Gaelic (book,tape) author: Boyd Robertson. 16.99 pounds for both. ISBN 0-340-55925-X. Book alone is 7.99 (ISBN 0-340-55923-3)

Speaking Our Language (workbooks, tapes, videos), published by Canan (email: canan@smo.ac.uk). Highly recommended for complete beginners and people with a year or so in evening classes.

Everyday Gaelic (book) author: Morag McNeill (intermediate level)

Gaidhlig Bheo: Correspondence course, run by The National Extension College, 18 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge Tel: (0223) 316644 Fax: (0223) 313586

Gaelic/Highland/Music/Singing courses (1-2 weeks long) Sabhal Mor Ostaig, An Teanga, Sleite, Isle of Skye IV44 8RQ, Scotland tel: 04714 373 Email: gavin@smo.ac.uk (Sleite is pronounced "Slate")

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