Goraidh - A Gaelic Language Tutor

Gaelic is not the enemy, impatience is.

Macgeoffster's Blog

Beginning Gaelic refresh; 2019 Calendar

Today I refreshed all my Beginning Gaelic handouts and the Beginning Gaelic pages on the website! Also, I created the 2019 Gaelic Calendar, for those who want to practice their months, days, seasons, holidays, and ordinal numbers. There is no excuse not to know them now!

Great online classes

Over the years, I've taken a number of online courses that might be of interest to people who visit my website. They cost varying amounts, and start at various times. The next start date is usually listed on their websites.

Here are links to them:

University of Oxford Continuing Education


Museum List for King County

I started a certificate program in Museum Studies from the University of Washington Department of Continuing Education. I've created a list for museums for King County as I couldn't find a complete one elsewhere. Always visit the museum website for the latest information on closings. Information current as of 10/14/2018. Read More…

Fluent Forever

Language Articles 1

I'm always collecting articles from the internet connected with Gaelic, language learning, and related topics. Here are a few new ones and some old ones as well. Over time, I hope to create a mini database for my students that they can draw from.

Many times there is anti-Gaelic commentary in the media. Don't forget to play Anti-Gaelic Bingo in those occasions.

I'll just mention that I have a collection on paper.li which is usually auto-generated from sources I like.

(2018) Everyone has an accent (New York Times)
(2018) Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet (The Guardian)
(2017) Opinion: The media's attacks on the Welsh language are a product of insecurity and intolerance (nation.cymru)
(2015) Video: What does the world lose when a language dies (PBS NewsHour)
(2015) English is not normal (Aeon)
(2015) Teachers to ditch English and use Gaelic only in six Western Isles schools (The Press and Journal)
(2015) Ag ithe a-muigh ann a Bhancùbhar (The Scotsman)
(2015) How the language you speak changes your view of the world (The Independent)
(2013) In the trenches of a language war (Irish) (The Economist)
(2011) Bretons fight to save language from extinction (CNN)