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The mini-revival of the Irish language

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Sometimes, we Irish tend to view the survival of Gaeilge in apocalyptic terms, so good to get an international perspective:

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/the-mini-revival-of-the-irish-language-1.2186677#.VT5oYSadbvg.twitter

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/heathermagoo
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Fiontar shares some similarities with the Flagship programs here in the US. Achieving proficiency in a language, often in conjunction with a non-language major -- business, law, technology, medicine, communications, whatever. http://www.thelanguageflagship.org/
Different catalysts but a similar pedagogy.

Lovely to see Duolingo front and center in The Irish Times. That led me off to another article (may have already shown up on the Discussion)
http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/duolingo-irish-course-2-1842299-Dec2014/

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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I’m surprised that the editors of The Irish Times considered the phrase ab initio to be so alien to their readers that they decided to translate it within the article.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rmcode
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Fascinating article and great how new technology, and Duolingo in particular, has boosted Irish. Hopefully it can do the same for Welsh.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

I wouldn't say Duolingo has "boosted" Irish quite yet.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulCulloty
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Incidentally, it seems a beta version of twitter as Gaeilge has been released, so you can go into settings, agus bain triail as!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bemk92
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It's a good read.

I've read other articles as well, that claim to see an up tick in the trend lines of people claiming to speak Irish on a weekly basis.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CandyCane333Flo

k-o

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jhacker
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Once I finish the Irish tree, I plan on working with the Connemara dialect through Mícheál Ó Siadhail's book learning Irish. This seems to be both a very impressive way to get to know the dialect and to review and improve grammar with a great deal of included audio support.

1 year ago