Enjoy Irish app from Oideas Gael

Sue Doherty

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Sue Doherty

A new app is now available on iTunes for those who wish to learn Irish.

A new app is now available on iTunes for those who wish to learn Irish.

The Enjoy Irish app has been developed for adult learners by Oideas Gael in association with Keith Sherry, Iontaobhas Ultach, Údarás na Gaeltachta and Maithú IT Solutions.

Based on the very popular book and CD of the same name, which was published by Oideas Gael, the app features text by Dr Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair and cartoons by Donal Casey.

The Enjoy Irish app is ideal for the person who wants to see and hear Irish spoken for the first time and for those who would like to refresh the Irish they learned at school. The cartoon characters Seán and Gráinne get to know each other using simple and amusing role-plays.

Oideas Gael has been teaching the Irish language to adult learners since 1984. During this period thousands of learners, from Ireland and all around the world, have attended classes and have been taught by the excellent panel of teachers drawn from all over Ireland. The Oideas Gael ‘formula’ for learning Irish utilises the communicative method of learning, where emphasis is placed on using the spoken language in a relaxed but structured environment.

The Enjoy Irish foundation course contains the fundamentals required for achieving a good basis in Irish. The role-play format, with its easy-to-understand explanations, is an enjoyable and informal way to kick off your Irish language learning.

Liam Ó Cuinneagáin of Oideas Gaels says: “A sound foundation is essential to getting off to a good start in most projects in life and this is the ingredient supplied by our course. It will enable you to set out on a journey of discovery and enjoy the magical world of the Irish language.”

The Enjoy Irish app is available at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/enjoy-irish/id473939700?ls=1&mt=8. The book and CD are avaiable from www.siopagaeilge.ie.