Learn Irish is a free online resource for beginners learning Irish and offers a complete set of Irish tutorials, practice Irish games and quick Irish tests for over 100 Irish topics, all free. Use the options in the box below to learn or revise any topic with any activity.
Start your visit to Learn Irish with the Irish Lesson for your chosen topic. Each of our 100+ lessons consists of an introduction to the topic language and 3 lesson activities - a yes/no activity, an either/or activity and a multiple choice activity. During the introduction to the topic, it is important that you repeat the audio after you hear it, and write down the texts to help your memory absorb both the sound and look of that language.
The 3 lesson activities are graded from easy to more difficult. As you work your way through them, you will find that your grasp and retention of the target language gradually improves. By the time you have completed the whole lesson, you should be able to recall and repeat the vocabulary for each of the topic items without prompting.
There are 13 free games you can use to practice the Irish topic you are learning at Learn Irish. The games are quick and simple to play and improve language retention by excercising different areas of the brain. Try a variety of games for the best results! The games are free to use and work on both tablets (including iPads) and desktop computers.
Complete your topic learning session by taking our 2 tests - a multiple choice test and a writing test. These will confirm that you have fully grasped and are able to reproduce the Irish you have learned by doing the lesson and playing the games.
The writing test is harder than the multiple choice but is important if you wish to be able to write Irish as well as speaking it! As you can see from the screenshot, there is a Help button if you get stuck...
To start using Learn Irish click here or on the "Start" button at the top of the page.
On the Start page you choose the first topic you want to learn. Once you have chosen a topic you will go straight to the lessons - there is an introduction to the language, a yes/no activity, an either/or activity and a multiple choice activity. Once you have worked through these lesson activities, play a few games to reinforce the Irish for your selected topic. Then finally try our two tests - multiple choice and writing - to make sure you have learned the language correctly.
If you are a parent, you may want to check out our parents page for more information on how your child should use Learn Irish to enhance their Irish language learning. There is also an FAQ page with more information on Learn Irish.
We also have a YouTube channel for Irish learners with lots of video tutorials!
Learn Irish is for kids (and the parents of kids) and young adults who need or want to learn Irish as a second language.
You might be starting to learn Irish for the first time, or you may need to reinforce what you are learning at school or with your tutor with additional lessons and games. If you are between five and fifty (or twenty five anyway), try out Learn Irish and make your Irish learning a great way to spend some time.
If you have any comments or suggestions, get in touch on our Contact page.
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