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Learning Scottish Gaelic

You may be thinking about learning Scottish Gaelic. If so, this blog post will give you an idea of where to start. You can follow a number of different paths to learn Gaelic, including online courses, local classes, and destination learning. This post will describe the general options are, and show you how to seek out the classes that best suit your learning style and budget.

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10 Gorgeous Gaelic Voices

Can a Gaelic song change your life forever? Here are ten of my favourite solo artists and groups who sing in Scottish Gaelic, with links to purchase their work and support the language. Perfect for gift-giving, or for learning more about Gaelic language and culture any time.

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Gaelic Crowdfunding

Gaelic language groups have recently started to use crowdfunding for fundraising. The Gaelic.co blog interviews Dr. Andrew Gossen, former Gaelic researcher and current social media professional, about crowdfunding for Gaelic revitalization projects.

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Too Old to Learn Gaelic?

A reader emailed me with this question: “Hello, I am interested in learning Gaelic. They stopped teaching it at secondary school the year we started, in 1959. I am also somewhat deaf and have to look at people’s mouths when they are speaking to me. Is it too late for me to learn Gaelic?” The short answer is: it is never too late to learn Gaelic! Find out why learning a new language such as Gaelic provides a host of benefits.

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Gaelic Education in Nova Scotia Schools

This post offers a look at the current state of Gaelic education in the province of Nova Scotia. It also lets Nova Scotia parents know what they can do to try to get Gaelic taught in their child’s own school, if it isn’t currently offered there.

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Raising Gaelic in Nova Scotia

Not one, but two Gaelic flag-raising ceremonies in downtown Halifax to mark Mìos na Gàidhlig – Gaelic Awareness Month – in the province of Nova Scotia! Photos and videos from April 27, 2016.

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Advice for German Gaelic Learners

The Scottish Gaelic language is quite popular in Germany. A German reader asked me for advice because she was very interested in learning Gaelic but had encountered negativity from Gaelic speakers. I told her about the many connections between Germans and Gaelic, and asked several prominent German Gaelic speakers to give her advice.

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