Goraidh - A Gaelic Language Tutor

Gaelic is not the enemy, impatience is.

Classes | Goraidh - A Gaelic Language Tutor


As a teacher, I offer my own classes. These days I mostly teach online via skype.

Click on the links below to go to a specific page for one of my classes.

  • Gàidhlig \ Gaelic (Including: Beginning Gaelic, Intermediate Gaelic, Advanced Gaelic, Zero to Gaelic, as well as Tips For Learning Gaelic, and Private Tutoring)
  • History (Including: Gaelic Language and Culture (History of the Gaels) and The Celts)
  • Travel Classes (Including: Scotland - Beyond the Usual, Ireland - Beyond the Usual, and Ancient Monuments of Scotland and Ireland

I've taken a number of classes elsewhere over the years. I can recommend the following:

Check out my detailed page for tips on learning Gaelic HERE.

Distance learning courses:
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig: An Cùrsa Inntrigidh (beginners) and An Cùrsa Adhartais (advanced). I took both these programs and greatly enjoyed them. The summer short courses are great, too.
Atlantic Gaelic Academy - Full Disclosure - I'm teaching a beginners class here.
Moray Language Centre - If you want to learn to speak quickly, the Total Immersion Plus program methodology is the way to go. I took the tutor training course and it was intense but extremely productive. Finlay has a number of different types of courses but for those not in Scotland, the Learning Gaelic on your Own course might be useful. The course manual can be purchased online via PayPal for £15 HERE (link takes you to a Facebook page with the PayPal button). You won't get reading/writing or grammar - Finlay's program is all about speaking to a fluent level quickly.

For online history classes, see if any of the offerings at the following might be right for you:
Oxford University Continuing Education

Local courses:
Seattle: Zero to Gaelic by Slighe nan Gaidheal
Tucson: Critical Languages Program at the University of Arizona, taught by Muriel Fisher
Victoria, BC: Annual Gaelic Intensive Week, usually the first week of June. Contact me for more information.
Various locations: An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach puts on various programs, including the Gaelic Song & Language Weeks in early July.