Fàilte/Welcome to Bruidhinn Air Loidhne: Online Gaelic Conversation Class

Are you interested in learning Scottish Gaelic and engaging in live, interactive conversations with fellow learners?

Bruidhinn Air Loidhne, hosted by Highland-based tutor Brian Ó hEadhra, offers an exciting opportunity for post-beginner/intermediate learners to immerse themselves in the Gaelic language and culture.

About the Class:

Bruidhinn Air Loidhne is a five-week online conversation class designed specifically for individuals with some knowledge of Scottish Gaelic. Led by experienced tutor Brian Ó hEadhra, the class aims to provide a supportive and engaging environment where post-beginners/intermediate speakers can develop their conversational Gaelic skills.

Class Schedule:

Dates: 7, 14, 21, 28 November; 5 December 2023

Duration: Five weeks

Time: Every Tuesday 

Time Slot: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Scotland)

Registration & Payment:

The course fee is £30 UK or £6 per class. You can register and pay using Paypal here (please state the course name and provide your email address).  Please select payment to "family/friends" as this avoids having to pay a commission to Paypal.  Payment in advance of the course is appreciated.  

A Zoom link will be sent to you once you have registered.   If you aren't registered with PayPal then just let me know and I can make an electronic invoice for you to pay by card without having to register.  

What to Expect:

During the class, you will have the opportunity to engage in live conversations with other participants, practice essential conversational skills, and gain confidence in using the Gaelic language. Each session will focus on different topics and provide relevant vocabulary, phrases, and sentence structures to enhance your learning experience.

Why Join Bruidhinn Air Loidhne?

Post-Beginner/Intermediate Friendly: The class is designed for individuals with some Gaelic knowledge, ensuring a comfortable and supportive environment for learners.

Interactive Learning: Engage in live conversations with fellow learners, allowing you to practice your Gaelic skills in real-time and build confidence.

Experienced Tutor: Benefit from the expertise of Highland-based tutor Brian Ó hEadhra, who has a wealth of experience teaching Gaelic to beginners.

Convenient Schedule: The Tuesday evening time slot allows you to easily incorporate Gaelic learning into your weekly routine.

Cultural Insights: Explore Scottish culture and heritage through language, gaining a deeper understanding of the Gaelic-speaking community.

Register for Bruidhinn Air Loidhne today and start your Gaelic language journey!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join Bruidhinn Air Loidhne?

Bruidhinn Air Loidhne is open to individuals of all ages (14+) with post-beginner/intermediate level of Scottish Gaelic. It is specifically designed for those who are eager to learn and practice conversational Gaelic skills.

How do I register for the class?

To register for Bruidhinn Air Loidhne, please visit the Eventbrite page or Paypal.  See information above.  

What technology do I need to participate in the online class?

You will need a stable internet connection, a computer or mobile device with a webcam and microphone, and access to a video conferencing platform Zoom to participate in the live sessions.

Will I receive any learning materials?

As we are focused on speaking we will keep written material to a minimum. You are encouraged to take notes.  Notes written by the tutor are made available to students after each class.  

Is there any homework or assignments?

While there is no mandatory homework or assignments, practising outside of class is encouraged to reinforce your learning. Additional resources and suggestions for self-study will be provided to help you further develop your Gaelic language skills.

What happens if I miss a class?

In the event that you miss a class, we will always recap what we learned the week before.  However, we highly encourage attending the live sessions to actively engage in conversations with other learners.

Are there other levels available?

Various courses at different levels are run throughout the year.  Keep an eye out on my social media pages and subscribe to my newsletter below.  

I'm nervous; will this be too much pressure on me?

Please be rest assured that there is no pressure put on you in front of the whole class. In the small groups in the Zoom rooms, you will speak with one or two others at a similar level to you.  All are encouraged to be kind and help one another on this learning journey.    

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