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Speaking Our Language - BBC iPlayer

Postby Cosmic Ash » 08 May 2010, 22:38

Speaking Our Language - a beginners course in Gaelic is being shown on BBC iPlayer. Episode one is available until Monday, and Episode 2 is also available now. I imagine the others will be appeaing in due course.
http://bbc.co.uk/i/dqw1m/

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Re: Speaking Our Language - BBC iPlayer

Postby Jalking » 09 May 2010, 11:28

Unfortunately only for UK folks :???:
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Re: Speaking Our Language - BBC iPlayer

Postby Cosmic Ash » 09 May 2010, 23:00

I'm sorry Jalking. :-( How mean of the bbc! :x

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Re: Speaking Our Language - BBC iPlayer

Postby Aurora » 12 May 2010, 11:07

Hi Jalking and Cosmic Ash :hiya:

Have you guys tried BBC Alba they have a neat beginners website for scottish gaelic - Beag Air Bheag
http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba/foghlam/beag_air_bheag/
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Re: Speaking Our Language - BBC iPlayer

Postby Eoin Dubh » 16 May 2010, 19:18

It looks like many of the lessons are on YouTube. See http://www.youtube.com/ and enter Speaking Our Language in the search field. This is a GREAT course!We bought the full set a few years ago and enjoy them a lot.
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Re: Speaking Our Language - BBC iPlayer

Postby Cosmic Ash » 16 May 2010, 22:19

Thanks Aurora, that looks like a really good site.

Wow! Eoin Dubh, I wondered if it would be possible to post those videos to Youtube for the benefit of our overseas friends (and those of us who wish to revisit episodes after they expire), but I didn't know how to do it. I never thought of just searching for it! Thanks!

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Re: Speaking Our Language - BBC iPlayer

Postby Silverleaf_Willow » 25 Jan 2011, 18:05

Thank you for the link Aurora. I have started with the lessons at the site as well as the "Teach Yourself" system with a book and CDs. Once I get a little farther along in the lessons I'll be searching for someone to practice speaking with :)
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Re: Speaking Our Language - BBC iPlayer

Postby Fox » 13 Apr 2012, 11:13

Some great resources here I knew nothing about. I tried a Gaelic class a few years ago, but as with so many things it came down to the teacher, whom I didn't really connect with, so I didn't get very far.
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Re: Speaking Our Language - BBC iPlayer

Postby Eoin Dubh » 13 Apr 2012, 13:21

The Speaking Our Language course is once available for purchase. Sìol Cultural Enterprises in Nova Scotia, Canada has them in Region Free DVD format. They will play on any DVD system. There are a total of 4 Series with 4 DVDs each and a total of 18 lessons per series. I purchased the whole series and the video quality is excelent and the cost was less than we paid for the tapes back in the 1990s. The contact info for Sìol Cultural Enterprises is below.

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Trueman Matheson
Sìol Cultural Enterprises
3841 Highway 316, P.O. Box 81,
St. Andrew's, NS, CANADA B0H 1X0
Phone/Fax: (902) 863-0416
http://www.gaelicbooks.com
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