Lynn Feyk, Florida
"This course offers a combination of great video explanations, recorded conversations, worksheets and quizzes. I loved the way the course progressively built on concepts, allowing me to become more comfortable creating more complex sentences. I can't wait for the next course!"
Siobhán Cuffe Wallace, Dublin
"This course built my confidence in finding my way around lots of small colloquial expressions that are the bedrock of speaking well in any language. The course was a delight and extremely engaging. I highly recommend this course, especially to those who learned Irish in school and wish to reconnect with it."
Robin Lewando, Drimoleague
"This was a great course with very useful and clear explanations and examples. Thank you. I will be coming back to it again over the coming weeks for refreshers, and look forward to taking a similar course in the future."
Ceris Schrader, Washington D.C.
"I really enjoyed the course. I'd been learning Irish online for two years during lockdown, so I wondered if I really needed a course on the present tense, and in the end I signed up for the conversation practice. But I found that if you've been learning by yourself for a while you tend to pick up things piecemeal, and you're not even aware of the gaps in what you've learned. I really benefited from having the things I'd picked up piecemeal explained systematically to me. The lesson on questions was a revelation: who knew that there was a system behind the two sets of intterogative phrases, and not just a random mass of question words you need to learn individually?! Very useful and highly recommended."
Robin De Danann, Hamilton, Ontario
"I want to thank you for this course. It cleared up so many misunderstandings for me and cemented knowledge in my head that I needed to progress to the next level. As well, I'd like to say that this is the first course that I've ever finished entirely - and I've taken many. This format is perfect for my learning style - so much so that I found that I couldn't stay away from it! The learning came so easy that I kept being drawn back to it just for the sheer pleasure of the feeling of my mind working so well (which it usually doesn't when I'm studying Gaeilge!)
Increase your confidence
Learn how to construct sentences correctly in the present tense, and stop wondering whether what you are saying is correct or not!
Packed with useful everyday phrases
The conversations within the course are packed with useful idiomatic expressions that you will not find in a textbook. Take your conversational Irish to the next level.
Understand the structure of Irish
In this course you will learn how to construct sentences in the present tense in Irish using my systematic building block method.
"I'm never sure if what I am saying is correct or not!"
It can be challenging to hold a conversation in Irish until you get a good understanding of the structure of the language.
Without this understanding there will be confusion. Confusion causes hesitation, and hesitation leads to a lack of flow in conversation.
Listen to entertaining, real life conversations, and learn all you need to know about how to use the present tense correctly when speaking Irish.
How exactly does the course work?
The course is divided into six short, manageable lessons.
Each lesson is based around an amusing conversation.
Access the course content via the free app; or thought the All About Irish website.
Watch a short explanatory video and learn about a new aspect of the present tense each week.
Listen to an amusing conversation in Irish; containing examples of one particular aspect of the present tense.
Read the text of the conversation to learn new words and phrases. The text is available in English and Irish.
A little bit about me...
Patricia Nic Eoin is ainm dom. I've worked with some of the big names in language learning (the Michel Thomas Method; the Olly Richards Story Learning series) and I've also deveoped my own courses for teaching Irish.
I'm a qualified solicitor and I've worked as an Irish language translator at the European Commission in Brussels. I live in Galway city, but am originally from the small village of Kinvara on the south shores of Galway Bay.
You've already tried...
Duolingo is a great place to start learning Irish....but it's just a start! It's time to listen in on some real life conversations and make some real progress!
TV and Radio
Listening to Irish language TV and Radio can be initially challenging for a learner due to the speed of the speech. Listen and learn with the conversations in this course at a pace that suits you.
Why spend hours grappling with text books and grammar books trying to learn Irish on your own when I can teach it to you in no time at all!
Everything you need to know in 6 short lessons
I'm a total beginner. Is this course for me?
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For how long will I have access to the material?
What if questions arise during the course?
I often sign up but don't always finish online courses!
What exactly is included?
Explanatory videos, recorded audio conversations and comprehensive course booklets and worksheets are all included.
Access the materials on your computer or on your phone via a free app.
Slow down the conversation speed and learn at your own pace.
Your questions answered as they arise during the course.
You can use the forum within your account, or email me directly.