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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackmchugh12

Irish in school

Hey Evereyone! Just thought i would share a typical example of a sheet we would get in our irish class in school :)

Sorry these are sideways they won't rotate :D

EDIT: i Should be in school today but there's a teacher's strike :D

January 22, 2015

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/idshanks

Nice idea to share that!

Would you mind taking a second picture showing all of the questions? :) Would be nice to have a go at some point! :P

January 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackmchugh12

ya no prob give me a few minutes :)

January 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/patbo

For which grade is this, if I may ask? Or maybe it would be more useful to ask for how long students have been learning Irish when they get texts like this one?

January 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackmchugh12

i think the equivalent of 9/10 th and well 9 years but we only started reading about 5 years ago and about 2years ago we started do more complicated stuff.

January 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CastielisBatman

Ah, I wish I'd of been able to learn Irish in school! Or at least use Duolingo. XD This seems really cool! I wonder if you can find anything like this online.

January 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackmchugh12

ya i love it! But you would be surprised how many people hate it!

January 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guitardude2000

It's so sad that they make Irish seem boring in schools... To sort of discourage interest in the language. It should be promoted more, so that more people will want to learn it

January 22, 2015

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    This is awesome! :) Thanks for sharing.

    January 22, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

    Do you find Irish in school boring? Or is it fun?

    Lol teachers strike :)

    January 22, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackmchugh12

    Really fun i love it!

    well for once i agree with them on something but i won'y get to what it's about haha.

    January 22, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

    Ok sure...

    I'm going to sleep now but before I do just a question:

    How many of your friends and family know Irish?

    January 22, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackmchugh12

    My family know only a few basic words while my friends know a bit but are not interested in taking it seriously unfortunately :/

    January 22, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

    That's really sad. At least Duolingo might change that. I myself have been putting off Irish for a while. Too busy with Cornish...

    Nos da

    January 22, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackmchugh12

    Ya i know! Most people in Ireland claim that they would love to be fluent in irish so i don't see why there shouldn't be more irish immersion schools (Gaelscoileanna) :(

    January 22, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f.formica
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    OT but, the pictures of the strike were a little... underwhelming

    In Stillorgan

    When I took the Italian equivalent I was fully assessed by my teachers; it's not a bad system, TBH. And it's not like the Junior Cert itself is all that useful.

    Back to topic, thanks for sharing!

    January 22, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackmchugh12

    well many people have that one teacher that they can't tolerate and the same in the other direction sooo.. Also there is a question about possible bribary by parents ( you never know!) However i totally agree with you about the junior cert in all honesty being useless!

    And no prob :)

    January 22, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatMcCat

    It sounds similar to Anglophones learning French here in Canada (most likely Francophones learning English too.) If you have a good teacher, it makes all the difference in the world. And there are people who just aren't interested in learning another language at all (poor things.)

    January 23, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackmchugh12

    bit of a seperate point. But yes i totally agree, i have probably the best irish teacher in the school,but i have the worst french teacher in the school and without duolingo i would really be in trouble with it.

    January 23, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/niamhwitch

    Love this! Thanks for sharing!

    January 22, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MoreViolas

    Spend all that time doing languages here on DL. You'll be happy you did!

    January 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ACFarrell

    That looks a lot like the Latin sheets we did in my Latin classes, here in America. Except, I mean, Latin is a lot less useful . . . :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    January 22, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatHargan

    I have always found Latin very useful, not least when I started learning Irish (all that prior experience of conjugations, declensions etc). In much of Europe, having Latin is like having X-ray specs on other languages.

    January 24, 2015
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