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:
Self study or as part of language and culture course
Identify Major Learning Goals:
To teach non-native speakers the Irish language
Target Student Population:
Learners of the Irish language
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Evaluation and Observation
This is a nice intro to the language, and, more importantly, reasons why this language is still so relevant today.
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
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.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
This site is outstanding as far as layout and navigation are concerned.