Start Irish (Learn Irish with the Michel Thomas Method)
By Eilís Ní Dhúill, Patricia Mac Eoin, and Michel Thomas
The original no-pens, no-books, no-memorizing course that gets you speaking and understanding basic Irish in just one hour. The revolutionary Michel Thomas Method has helped over 5 million people learn a language.
How does it work?
During the course, you will join two Michel Thomas Method teachers and native speakers, Patricia Mac Eoin and Eilís Ní Dhúill, and two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class. The Michel Thomas Method works by breaking a language down into its component parts and enabling you to reconstruct the language yourself. Within just one hour you will be able to construct simple sentences by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You learn through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.
Why is the method so successful?
The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization, so you progress rapidly.
What is in the course?
This 1-hour taster course is for beginners who are new to the Michel Thomas Method. It will take about 3-4 hours to complete, and is the first hour of the Foundation course.
Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever and wherever you want: at the gym, during your commute, in the shower or on the move...
Eilís Ní Dhúill (Author)
Eilís Ní Dhúill worked for TG4, the Irish language television broadcaster, as editor and director of Cúla4, an Irish language programming block for children. She then returned to the world of academia to undertake a Master's Degree in Irish Studies before completing a PhD in Modern Irish. Eilís's doctoral research involved working closely with the Irish speaking community of Corca Dhuibhne on the Dingle peninsula in West Kerry. During her Masters and PhD studies Eilís continued to teach Irish and to lecture in the Irish and Education departments at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she continues to work today. She is currently involved in an Irish language media audience research project. She has also lectured in Gaelic literature at the Welsh and Celtic Studies Department, Aberystwyth University, Wales. She has been involved in the development, modernisation and delivery of a number of undergraduate and postgraduate Irish language modules and is dedicated to promoting the Irish language and culture.
Patricia MacEoin (Author)
Patricia Mac Eoin originally worked as a lawyer before leaving the legal world behind her to indulge in her love of languages. After retraining as an accredited translator she spent a number of years working in Brussels as an Irish language translator at the European Commission. She now lives in Galway, on the west coast of Ireland, where she works as a freelance translator and runs the online business www.allaboutirish.ie. She has written her own series of children's books in Irish, and translated many children's books from English and French to Irish. She loves learning and teaching languages, and also speaks French, and basic Spanish and German. She particularly loves to explain the distinctive features of Irish to those who have no previous experience of learning a Celtic language, and enjoys seeing students discover the richness of the Irish language.
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19 Sep 2019
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