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Gael Talk

 

Ratings

Overall Numeric Rating:

4.25 stars
Content Quality: 4.25 stars
Effectiveness: 4.25 stars
Ease of Use: 4.25 starsstar
Reviewed: Mar 19, 2007 by World Languages Editorial Board
Overview: Gaeltalk is a language learning forum that focuses on the Irish language and culture. It is specifically geared for new learners, taught by native speakers, from either a personal interest or professional necessity.
Type of Material: Collection
Recommended Uses: Self study or as part of language and culture course
Technical Requirements: n/a
Identify Major Learning Goals: To teach non-native speakers the Irish language
Target Student Population: Learners of the Irish language
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: n/a

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: This is a nice intro to the language, and, more importantly, reasons why this language is still so relevant today.
Concerns: Gaelic is an extremely complex language for the layman, and the student (especially speakers of English) should expect this.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: This site is excellent as a resource. It provides real-scenarios to experience the language and gives the student tips on how to effectively communicate within Irish culture.
Concerns: n/a

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: This site is outstanding as far as layout and navigation are concerned.
Concerns: n/a

Other Issues and Comments: None