English for Irish speakers course?
I know most (native) Irish speakers already know english so it probably isn't necessary, but I was wondering if it was being considered at all & if there's been a decision on it happening or not in the future.
I figured it might since most courses are reversed anyway & it would be good for (english speaking) Irish learners who want to test their skills, but I could also see it being more trouble that it's worth for contributors.
I would be interested in working on an Irish course for Spanish speakers, as I think that there are very few resources for learning Irish in languages other than English. Given its prominence, I hope that this would be the next Irish course launched. It would be really exciting to have it available, but I'm not sure how this would work...
>Everything is already in English.
That's not entirely true. The issue is finding stuff without copywrite that's not translated. There's plenty of short stories and novels and the like that haven't been translated. Unfortunately, it's doubtful we'd be able to use those.
Well, I’m a learner, and I hope to become adaptable enough to be able to read the older spellings in texts such as Céitinn’s Foras feasa ar Éirinn. Personally, I’d consider older (i.e. out of copyright) Irish poetry to be worthy of a learner’s effort to translate into another language, and at some point I’d like to try doing so myself.
Exactly. But I have an issue with translating into a language you're learning. You're not fluent, you're not going to get the idiomatic expressions, etc. That's why it's always best to translate from the language you're learning, in my opinion. Personally, I don't see a good way to do immersion unless Duo can get new material from native speakers.