Learning Gaidhlig

Stiùir ionnsachaidh Ghàidhlig

Gaelic Study Guide

 

This study guide is designed to help you to use Gaelic around the house. Spend some time learning the Gaelic using the book and websites. Use the CD and sound files to help you with pronunciation, and don’t be shy about asking a Gaelic speaker for help – they will be only too pleased to help a learner! Give yourself a pat on the back for each month that you complete by ticking the box!

 

  • An Lùnastal

                     August

Everyday Gaelic (General Phrases, Talking with Children): 113, 114-115

CD Track: 15

Gaelic4Parents:

Learn: Splish Splash, Wakey Wakey, Bedtime

https://www.gaelic4parents.com/nip/learn

Listen and Speak: rooms in the house https://www.gaelic4parents.com/nip/listen-and-speak/rooms

 

 

  • An t-Sultain

                     September

Everyday Gaelic (Eating and Drinking Out, Cooking and Eating): 51-58, 111-113

CD Track: none

Gaelic4Parents:

Learn: Baking

https://www.gaelic4parents.com/nip/learn/baking

Listen and Speak: rooms in the house – kitchen  https://www.gaelic4parents.com/nip/listen-and-speak/rooms

 

 

  • An Dàmhair

                     October

Everyday Gaelic (Family): 106-107

CD Track: 12

Gaelic4Parents:

Learn: aobh – ouch

https://www.gaelic4parents.com/nip/learn/aobh-ouch

 

 

  • An t-Samhain

                     November

Everyday Gaelic (Shopping): 76-79

CD Track: 10

Gaelic4Parents:

Learn: Going to the Shops

https://www.gaelic4parents.com/nip/learn/going-to-the-shops

Listen and Speak: In the Park https://www.gaelic4parents.com/nip/listen-and-speak/in-the-park

 

 

  • An Dùbhlachd

                     December

Everyday Gaelic (Invitations, Entertainments and Activities): 59-61

CD Track: none

Gaelic4Parents:

Listen and Speak: Me and my Clothes https://www.gaelic4parents.com/nip/listen-and-speak/me-and-my-clothes

 

 

  • An Faoilleach

                     January

Everyday Gaelic (Parts of the Body, Illness, Injury, Dentist): 130-135

CD Track: 16

Gaelic4Parents:

Learn: Aobh, Ouch again

https://www.gaelic4parents.com/nip/learn/aobh-ouch

 

 

  • An Gearran

                     February

Everyday Gaelic (The House): 105-106

CD Track: 12, 14

Gaelic4Parents:

Listen and Speak: rooms in the house again https://www.gaelic4parents.com/nip/listen-and-speak/rooms

 

 

  • Am Màrt

                     March

Everyday Gaelic (The Weather, Outdoors): 25-28, 29-31

CD Track: 6, 7

Gaelic4Parents:

Listen and Speak: Weather and Seasons https://www.gaelic4parents.com/nip/listen-and-speak/weather-and-seasons

 

  • An Giblean

                     April

Everyday Gaelic (School, Common Domestic Phrases): 107-109

CD Track: 13

Gaelic4Parents:

Listen and Speak: School https://www.gaelic4parents.com/nip/listen-and-speak/school

 

 

  • An Cèitean

                     May

Everyday Gaelic (Travelling, Transport and Accommodation): 42-28

CD Track: None

Gaelic4Parents:

Listen and Speak: Colours and Numbers https://www.gaelic4parents.com/nip/listen-and-speak/colours-and-numbers

 

 

  • An t-Ògmhios

                     June

Everyday Gaelic (Activities, Sports, Hobbies): 61-63

CD Track: None

Gaelic4Parents:

Listen and Speak:Story book scene https://www.gaelic4parents.com/nip/listen-and-speak/story-book-and-real-life-people

 

 

General Phrases that could be useful

 

http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/ionnsachadh/bgfp/

Anki Electronic Flashcards

In addition, it’s a good idea to download the Anki electronic flashcard program, which is free. https://apps.ankiweb.net/ You’ll find a file with the ending .apkg on this site. Download it and you can open it with Anki. This is a deck of flashcards with sounds and some pictures to help you learn the words and phrases for August. The plan is to add further decks each month.

 

The Anki website has lots of advice on using flashcards, as does the Fluent Forever website:

 

https://blog.fluent-forever.com/boot-up-your-brain-with-spaced-repetition/  and

https://blog.fluent-forever.com/chapter2/

 

You can also download an app for your phone from the Google Play store (free) or for ios (£24! This is how the development of the app is financed).

Having the app on your phone means that you can use the flashcards anywhere.