Websites to help kids learn Irish
Young primary school aged kids are at the best stage in life to get a good grasp on a language. For this reason, its important that kids get a good introduction to language at an early age. Lots of kids struggle with Irish all the way through school, so why not help your kids out by introducing them to a few helpful apps and websites that may just make that struggle a little easier.
While there isn’t a huge range of sites to choose from, here are a few that may be useful in helping the kids with their homework, or just improving their Irish in general:
‘Is Féidir Linn’ is easy to use and makes Irish accessible for all parents and guardians, regardless of their own Irish language skills or experience. Using phrases, stories and songs for children about the daily routines of family life, it can be incorporated into everyday family life. It features everyday phrases in both English and Irish, as well as a sound-recording of each to help with pronunciation.
Easy Irish aims to teach the language in a fun and easy way. With free podcasts covering a wide range of subjects including likes and dislikes, numbers, days of the week and much more, kids will hopefully get a good grip on the language in no time. The site also includes a few fun games for kids to play, as well as lots of useful links to Irish tv and radio stations, dictionaries and other Irish resources.
Learn Irish in just 5 minutes a day with these game-like lessons. Whether you’re a beginner starting with the basics or looking to practice your reading, writing, and speaking, Duolingo is scientifically proven to work. Duolingo lessons adapt to your learning style. Exercises are tailored to help you learn and review vocabulary effectively. Interactive exercises provide instant feedback to help you improve your Irish skills on the spot.
Cula 4 TG4 offer an educational and fun children’s section to their website called Cula4 which includes cartoons, games and competitions both in English and Irish. As part of their website they have also developed a number of simple learning apps to help kids understand the Irish language through storytelling, pictures, songs, puzzles and more. They offer a number of free apps for younger kids or for first time learners, using easy-to-follow format with pictures and words.
Ranganna.com is a user-friendly and comprehensive e-learning website that lets you learn authentic, every-day Irish independently and at your own pace. In short, it is the best place to learn Irish online. Ranganna.com was developed by Gaelchultúr and offers a wide range of courses to inspire learners of all levels to improve their knowledge of the language.
Is Feidir Liom is a free online service for all types of learners (adults and kids) that lets you learn Irish through simple online lessons. It teaches the basics and foundational Irish to those who have never done Irish before or have very little understanding of it. It can help both parents and kids who are new to the language which can be very helpful for those starting in Junior Infants and learning Irish for the first time.
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Hi could you advise me please with regards the best option in helping my son on improving his irish. He was put into a mixed class from 4th with 5th and had the 5th class books and has struggled since. i have of course mentioned this to the teacher put i am still concerned any help would be much appreciated.
Currently residing in Germany & have 2 children who need to continue to learn and understand Irish (aged 9 - 4th class), I'm currently trying to find online resources that can help them with the Irish Curriculum for their age group / class so that when we return home in 2017. I have some Irish books that I refer to covering 2nd and 3rd class when home schooling.
Any suggestions, feedback would be very welcome.
A new Irish company called Langroo offers 1-1 Irish native speakers via Facebook to perfect the language! You get a 15 minute trial as well. Hope that helps. www.facebook.com/langroo
Hi, you can create an account at cjfallons.ie and listen to the Ligh sa Bhaile series of books. There's one for each class level and you can read the book online also. They're great book with lots of vocab and a helpful box with difficult meanings at the bottom of the page.
Hope that helps
The app duolingo which can be downloaded for free is excellent. Our local school is using it for Irish French and german
My child will be 6yrs old in June this year. She's currently doing Senior Infants in an Irish speaking school. She's been struggling with the Irish language even though she's a clever child. Her teacher approached me at the beginning of the year to express her concerns as my child wasn't answering any question in class, not even when asked in English. I have decided to change her to an English speaking school but am wondering if she should repeat SI since she hasn't done great plus she learnt through Irish and won't have any English formal teaching experience. I don't want her to struggle on 1st Class as well. I would appreciate any feedback you may have. Many thanks.
I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any after school/weekend irish speaking classes for children. It's for my 7 year old daughter, just to improve her irish in a fun way. I'm living in Dublin 15. Many thanks.
I have a 7 yr old, our Iraq language is English but he attends an Irish school. He's doing ok but I was wondering if you could suggest books or apps to help him. Thanks
Does anyone know of a website where you can download/print off grammar worksheets for 1st/2nd & 3rd year irish students?
Appreciate any help that can be given
Hi looking for sites to help for my junior cert and leaving cert daughters
You'll find links on the following pages to websites to help at junior and leaving cert level http://www.schooldays.ie/articles/Leaving-Certificate
Hi, Just wondering is there any Irish classes for younger children in the Kildare area????
I am a teacher in cbs primary mitchelstown and trying to promote gaeilge in the school i.e. reading. I was wondering is there resources I.e. library books as gaeilge for the boys that are given to promote irish in schools.
Hi, I was wondering if there any resources that could help my daughter in 5th class since we are new to Ireland. Thanks
A friend of mine signed up her daughter to zoom lessons with Labhair Linn. There's only four in group, so it seems to be a good mixture of learning and not too heavy going. https://www.labhairlinn.ie
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