Talk Irish Online Course

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This online-learning package from Talk Irish consists of 60 lessons and is an unbelievably good deal. If you are studying Irish, get it.</p>
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Seriously.</p>
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First of all, it costs only about $9 per month (you pay in euros through PayPal), and that is for a cute, friendly, cheery multimedia experience with great vocabulary and an introduction to many basic structures--and, most important from my point of view, plenty of Irish pronunciation.</p>
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This application has history, too. It is based on a popular television program called <em>Buntús Cainte</em> that was first broadcast back in 1967. Besides the series, there was a companion booklet as well as vinyl records. There was also a three-volume book series.</p>
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According to the Talk Irish website, "Buntús Cainte is the most successful course in Irish ever, and despite its vintage, is in continual demand. We’ve use [sic] the original audio and text to create two brand-new versions of this course for the tech-savvy modern learner."</p>
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One of these is the online course that is the subject of this review; the other is an <a href="http://talkirish.com/mp3-irish-course/">MP3 product</a>, to be reviewed later.</p>
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At this price, in all seriousness, you can't go wrong, but I wouldn't recommend it so highly if I didn't also think it was really useful.</p>
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Each of the 60 lessons is about half an hour long and includes lively graphics, vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and quizzes.</p>
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For me the key Irish-learning challenge right now is matching the crazy letter combinations I am seeing on the printed page with actual pronunciation. I would never, ever get it right without help. It is mindboggling how things are pronounced.</p>
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You do not have to commit for life or anything wacky like that. When you finish using the product, you can just go cancel.</p>
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This is seriously one of the best language-learning deals I have ever seen. I would still supplement with other sources (which is what I always do, for any language), but it is a fantastic little Irish gift for the budget-conscious and budget-oblivious alike.&nbsp;</p>
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I feel relieved to have found it.</p>

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