Thank you Alex and co. for this fantastic course!
I don't know how I can express how much I am greatful for this course. From the REAL voices instead of TTS, and the tips and notes, this course really does set a standard for all the Duolingo courses. It is incredibly polished and thanks to you guys, Irish has never been more accessible to learn.
I am learning Irish at school at the moment, and I feel like this course will really help me study for the big exams.
The long wait was really worth it, so Thank You Alex and your team for putting out a 1st Class Irish course for all of us to enjoy.
Aontaim go mór le seo! Tá cúrsa den scoth cuirthe le chéile agaibh! Comhairdeagas agus go raibh míle maith agaibh do an chuid mór obair a chuir sibh isteach ann!
Trans: I really agree with this! Ye have put a great course together! Congratualtions and thanks very much for the work ye have put into it!
Whoo hooo! I do have a head start having learned in school, but I didn't take the placeement test because I really want to see the whole course. I'm also so excited to learn Irish through duolingo, and hopefully transform my sketchy school version of irish in to something that might help with normal understanding. I'd love to surprise my friend who lives in Connamara next time I visit with a cuplá focal. I never would have thought that you could come very far very fast just by learning a language online, but I've had fast success with Spanish starting here on duolingo, I can't wait to see if I can get some kind of conversational Gaeilge going.
Thanks Team Irish for all your hard work, wouldn't it be lovely if TG4 suddenly saw a ratings boost from a renewed interest given the friendliness of the duolingo course?
Thank you so much! I have been waiting since I heard about it and have wanted to try Irish. It so far has been hard, grammatically. I expected that, though. I wish I had more time to put into it, but I want to balance my Latin in school, Spanish here, and my casual focus on Dutch, Italian, and Irish without losing skill in the first two. I think 5 languages is enough for now.
In fairness, that's why it's starting out in beta on the website, so that all us Gaeilgeoirs can advise on any kinks before it migrates to the app. Very positive that Irish is one of the first additions to the site, hopefully the increased domestic and global learning interest will only grow over the coming months. Certainly more oral emphasis than (sadly) happens in most Irish schools!