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Any news about a (Scottish) Gaelic course?

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Just wondering if there are any plans to introduce a Gaelic course. I read in another post that it was in Stage 1, but I looked and it's not there. Was it started and then abandoned? Now we have Irish & Welsh it would be great to have a Gaelic course to finish the set !!

January 19, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/aequor
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I'm all for a Scottish Gaelic course!

January 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
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There are no current plans for a Scottish Gaelic course (Duolingo rarely makes their plans for new courses public before the course actually starts), but like you mentioned, with Irish and Welsh already here, Scottish Gaelic could be a good contender (and no, it wasn't started and then abandoned...it just hasn't started yet at all :/). So, what can you do? I recommend doing a forum search to find other users interested in a Scottish Gaelic course so you can coordinate your effort. Make sure you can find some native or fluent speakers of Scottish Gaelic and ask them to apply. The general idea is to get a lot of support in the Duolingo community for Scottish Gaelic to show that there is a sizeable learner base out there and that there are people who can contribute. The more popular the language is in the forums, the more likely Duolingo is to add that course (within reason, of course. Some languages can't be added yet because of technical reasons). Many languages were added because of community support, such as Swedish, Danish and Irish.

January 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/xoboo
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I would love this! My grandfather's side spoke Canadian Gaelic and I started doing Irish just because it was the closet language available and I thought it might help learn Gaelic one day.

January 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/G1001
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Halò, ciamar a tha thu?

Yes, I think it would be quite a popular course. There are millions of people from Canada, the U.S, Australia and New Zealand with Scottish heritage and not only that but there are lots of people worldwide who love Gaelic music too. If you want to learn Gaelic you should check out the www.learngaelic.scot website and www.mangolanguages.com. There's also a 20 part series called Can Seo (Say It) on YT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBVb1zbe32k You can download the accompanying course book free from Scribd -www.scribd.com/doc/225854344/Leabhar-na-Can-Seo-anns-a-Ghaidhlig I've also heard that there's a really good Distance Learning course from the Gaelic college (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig) on the Isle of Skye. - www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/en/ I've also found the Colloquial Gaelic course book at a greatly reduced price at PostScript books: https://www.psbooks.co.uk/Colloquial-Scottish-Gaelic-9781138950146

Hopefully a Gaelic course gets added soon but there are other resources to crack on with in the meantime.

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JainaSkywalker

the mangolanguage one is awesome. Its totally free to take the Scottish Gaelic course since its and endangered language. So until Duolingo offers it, you can start there. I've already started. Thanks for sharing!

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aequor
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Love this, thanks for sharing!

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SteCymru14
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I've been helping with the progression of Cymraeg (Welsh) over the past month or so and I'd love to help build a Scottish Gaelic course. If anyone is serious about it, catch me on Twitter (@SteCymru14). While we're on the topic, I think the other Celtic languages like Breton, Cornish and Manx would really benefit from having a course on Duolingo and I'd love to get involved with these too.

Diolch yn fawr / Go raibh maith agaibh / Meur ras / Trugarez / Gura mie eu / Tapadh leibh

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Daiana-1602
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I would really love to learn Gaelic as well.

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/dquedenfeld16

Well, it wouldn't quite finish the set.. There would still be Cornish, Breton and Manx.

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

Thank you! I hate when people forget about these languages

January 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/G1001
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I didn't forget about them but I was referring to the national languages. Gaelic, Welsh and Irish used to be the main languages of their respective countries.

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelWolter

Yes, I want one please!

February 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PolMicheal
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Ba mhaith liom é seo!!!

January 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SMD1965

It would be so good if Duolingo would add a Scots Gaelic course. I sing in a Gaelic Choir (Melvich Gaelic Choir is anyone is interested and we're always looking for new singers - no experience necessary!) and it's inspired me to try and learn the language, not just learn the sounds so I can sing it. The Gaelic language is going through a huge revival just now, which is lovely. I wish it could be like it is in Wales where the pride and love for the native language is so apparent but not exclusive. I'm trying to learn from online sites but it's not easy - but I love the way Duolingo is designed and how the progression happens in a natural way, so if they could do the same with Scots Gaelic, that would be great. They could contact An Commun, the organisation who sponsor anything to do with Gaelic in Scotland, to get contributors. What else can I do in order to show my support for a Gaelic course? I got a bit confused when I was reading the Help section!

August 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CamofLoch

Yes it would be a very good news !

July 20, 2018
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