Gaelic language learning literature

The Arcos Series Learn Gaelic with Folk Tales offers easy readers for beginning and intermediate language learners.

 

With limited vocabulary and a strong focus on high frequent language structures, these short novels make the beautiful Gaelic language and folk tale culture easily accessible to learners. Enjoy reading!

 
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Rona agus MacCodruim - 2nd revised edition

€ 8,95

Author: Jason Bond

Illustrator: Tamara Magruder

ISBN 9789490824549

 

This beautiful novel tells the tragic lovestory of the fisherman MacCodruim and his beloved Ròna. MacCodruim lives a lonely life as a fisherman in Scotland. His loneliness comes to an end when he meets the beautiful and mysterious Ròna. Although she seems a bit outlandish, he falls in love with her and they start a family together. They live a charmed life, yet something isn’t right. Will MacCodruim discover who Ròna truly is? Will Ròna learn his secret; one that could tear them apart?

Second edition features

This edition of Ròna has more footnotes to clarify certain Gaelic phrases that are hard to decode word-by-word. The glossary is now more efficient so that you spend less time looking things up and more time immersed in the story. A few words and phrases have also been tweaked to align with other novels in this series. Finally, the overall spelling has been edited according to the Gaelic Orthographic Conventions in Scotland so that you’ll be able to read other Gaelic books more easily.

Praise from readers:


“A brilliant first read in Gaelic. Ròna is a perfect blend of the easily accessible and the slightly more advanced, such that the reader is borne along to greater comprehension almost without realizing it. It’s also a fine read. Highest recommendation!”

“A great book for adult learners. The story is told in a way which allows readers to see the language in multiple different tenses and forms. The mini dictionary at the back is also great! Best learner book in Gaelic I’ve come across.”

“This short novel is cleverly written to make it a pleasure to read, even for those readers who find the language difficult. A classic story told well, what more could you ask?”

“As a beginner, I found it wonderful to be able to read a wee story fairly easily.”

“A must for every Gaelic learner! Each chapter skillfully builds vocabulary, cleverly repeating words or phrases in a way to help you stack your learning but without feeling like rote repetition. The story itself is very enjoyable, as well. I cannot tell you how proud I felt after finishing that first chapter! It was such a departure from my usual learning materials.”

Glossary

Contains a glossary Gaelic-English. You can also download a separate glossary here.

Where to buy

Buy this novel at https://www.thecibookshop.com/en/rona-agus-maccodruim.html

Bookstores and libraries order here.

€ 9,95

Auteur: Jason Bond

Illustraties: Tamara Magruder

ISBN 9789490824570

 

Deirdre - am boireannach as brèagha ann an Èirinn. Tha Rìgh Conchobhar ga h-iarraidh ach tha i airson duine eile a phòsadh: gaisgeach a chunnaic i ann an aisling. Tha Deirdre a’ dol ga lorg, agus tha plana aig an rìgh. Tha na saighdearan aige a’ tighinn ...

 

“A great read! It’s a beautiful story and I managed to understand a lot of it without using the glossary.”

Woordenlijst

Dit boekje bevat een woordenlijst Gaelic-Engels. Download hier de woordenlijst Gaelic-Nederlands.

Kopen

Koop dit boekje op https://www.thecibookshop.com/nl/deirdre-agus-an-righ.html 

Boekhandels en bibliotheken bestellen hier.

 
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Deirdre agus an rìgh

€ 9,95

Author: Jason Bond

Illustrations: Tamara Magruder

ISBN 9789490824570

 

Deirdre - am boireannach as brèagha ann an Èirinn. Tha Rìgh Conchobhar ga h-iarraidh ach tha i airson duine eile a phòsadh: gaisgeach a chunnaic i ann an aisling. Tha Deirdre a’ dol ga lorg, agus tha plana aig an rìgh. Tha na saighdearan aige a’ tighinn ...

Glossary

Contains an extended and optimized Gaelic-English glossary. This glossary helps you to understand the story more easily and spend less time looking up words.

 

“A great read! It’s a beautiful story and I managed to understand a lot of it without using the glossary.”

Where to buy

Buy this book at https://www.thecibookshop.com/en/deirdre-agus-an-righ.html

Bookstores and libraries order here.