There are many organizations across the globe offering helpful online resources for people to learn about Scottish Gaelic language and culture. Here are just a few. Take a look!
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig - Isle of Skye, Scotland WEBSITE
Founded in 1973, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has become internationally recognized as a National Centre for the Gaelic language and culture and provides high-quality education and research opportunities through the medium of Scottish Gaelic. You can view Sabhal Mòr Ostaig's prospectus here.
Atlantic Gaelic Academy - Atlantic Canada WEBSITE
The Atlantic Gaelic Academy (AGA) is a Gaelic language school, dedicated to teaching its students to read, write, and speak the Gaelic Language. Its goal is to increase the number of Gaelic speakers by making Gaelic courses and education available to students of the language wherever they live.
Acair - Isle of Lewis, Scotland WEBSITE
Acair publishes a wide range of Gaelic, English and bilingual books. Their titles are all on show on their website to browse. From the adventures of kids' favourites Rosie Rabbit and Mr. Bear to the learned prose and soaring poems of Sorley Maclean and Iain Crichton Smith, there is something for everyone. Acair Ltd, a not-for-profit company run by a board, was established in 1976 to provide Gàidhlig language materials for the ground-breaking Bilingual Education Project in the Western Isles.
LearnGaelic is a one-stop shop for anyone and everyone interested in learning Scottish Gaelic. Whatever stage you are at, and whatever age you are, all the help you need is just a click away. Using data supplied by Clì they have tried to list every Gaelic course within Scotland. Increasingly, they are adding international courses too.
Duolingo - Scottish Gaelic WEBSITE
Duolingo uses bite-size lessons that feel more like a game than a textbook, and that's by design: Learning is easier when you're having fun. Learn Scottish Gaelic with this course to connect with its rich cultural history or to prepare for a trip to one of Scotland’s many Mòd festivals to celebrate language, music, and art! And did we mention learning Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo is free!
Mango Languages - Scottish Gaelic WEBSITE
Mango Languages provides a self-paced learning program that teaches languages through relevant and topical dialogue using the four key components — vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture — for improving proficiency in another language. And learning Scottish Gaelic on Mango Languages is free!
Ceitidh App WEBSITE
Scottish Gaelic Female voice Ceitidh. We have negotiated a deep discount for Scottish Digital Voices' Ceitidh voice app for our members.
Any of our members who are interested in buying a copy of the Ceitidh voice can log into the member's section of our website for details.
Beag Air Bheag - Scottish Gaelic for Absolute Beginners, BBC Alba WEBSITE
This online introduction to Scottish Gaelic is offered through BBC Alba / BBC Scotland. There are 35 conversation-based units with audio and text. There is an opportunity to test yourself after every unit. There are also a few simple songs complete with lyrics in Gaelic and English as well as sound files for the tunes.
Colin and Cumberland - BBC Alba WEBSITE
Geared to a teenaged audience, this website teaches vocabulary with text and audio through humorous dialogue, games and activities. The “Little Black Book” of phrases with sound files is also useful for older learners.
An Litir Bheag WEBSITE
Every week, Gaelic educator Roddy Maclean provides a “little letter” in the form of a downloadable podcast (text also available) on a wide range of topics. He speaks clearly and slowly, allowing learners to practice their aural comprehension. English translation is also provided for the later letters.
Litir do Luchd-Ionnsachaidh WEBSITE
The Letter to Gaelic Learners is an advanced version of An Litir Bheag. Grammar and vocabulary are more complex and the dialogue is spoken more quickly. There is no translation, but vocabulary and grammar points are explained briefly in English.
This website contains 55 comprehensive lessons outlining Gaelic grammar topics with exercises and answers for each lesson. There are sound keys included and some audio provided (beginners be aware that audio files are at conversational speed.) There are also English-Gaelic and Gaelic-English glossaries
Am Faclair Beag WEBSITE
Online version of the classic Dwelly Gaelic dictionary, searchable in Gaelic or English; provides usage in sentences for useful context.
The Sounds of Scottish Gaelic. This is an online version built on the lessons written by Prof. Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh, who formerly lectured at Edinburgh University and taught students the sounds of Gaelic.
An Seotal WEBSITE
‘An Seotal’ is an online terminology database, particularly aimed at Gaelic-medium subject teaching in secondary school but with provision for and accessible to all other users.
Fòram na Gàidhlig WEBSITE
They are a community interested in Scottish Gaelic and are from all corners of the world. You can take part in their Gaelic language discussions on their message board where people with all kinds of levels of Gaelic are writing - from the raw beginner to the fluent. The greater part of their members live in places where you can't get classes and will do their best to help everybody with their Gaelic.
iGàidhlig aims to: Create software tools for Gaelic (usually in co-operation with other groups or projects); translate existing software tools into Gaelic; disseminate information about these resources and support people who want to use them.
Comunn na Gàidhlig (CnaG) WEBSITE
Comunn na Gàidhlig (CnaG) is a social enterprise which provides Gaelic services throughout Scotland. They are involved in many different areas including Young People and Events, Iomairtean Gaidhlig, Education & Parents, Funding and many other areas. Browse their website for news, information, application forms and employment opportunities.
Gaelic Books Council WEBSITE
The Gaelic Books Council is the lead organisation with responsibility for supporting Scottish Gaelic authors and publishers and for raising the profile and reach of Scottish Gaelic books in Scotland and internationally.
Tobar an Dualchais WEBSITE
This website contains over 34,000 oral recordings made in Scotland and further afield, from the 1930s onwards. The items you can listen to include stories, songs, music, poetry and factual information.
Gaelic 4 Parents WEBSITE
The hub for parents and children interested and involved in Gaelic Education.
Comann nam Pàrant WEBSITE
The national organisation which offers advice and support on Gaelic medium education to parents. Comann nam Pàrant (CnP), which means "Parents’ Organisation", consists of a network of around 30 local groups, representing the interests of parents whose children are educated through the medium of Gaelic at various levels.
Additional online Resources:
Learning Gaelic with Jason Bond - Free and Paid options
Island Voices - Guthan nan Eilean
Books on Youtube - Leabhraichean air YouTube
Online collection of Gaelic Films - Filmichean Air Loidhne
Gaelic Karaoke songs - Karaoke Sa Ghàidhlig
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An Naidheachd Againne
The Newsletter of An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach / The American Gaelic Society