There are 7,000 languages in the world, but according to the experts, half of them will most likely to disappear in the next 100 years. When a language dies, a world dies with it, but when you start learning a new one, you help to continue a tradition and open the doors to the hope of survival.
Irish language, one of the oldest written languages in the world, is considered by UNESCO as ‘definitely endangered’. Hence, the need to develop programs and apps that might reach a wider audience and has the advantage of accessibility. One of those programs is offered by LearnIrish.com who is trying to crowdfund their project through Indiegogo. Their inspiring video of the campaign can be viewed here.
The course consists in over 365 lessons for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels. The learning will be done with the help of sound clips by native speakers, games and quizzes. The questions of the users can be addressed in a forum managed by native speakers. The standard pronunciation will be taught in parallel with insights about the three main dialects: Ulster, Connemara and Munster. Information about the Irish history and culture is also provided in a dedicated section.
An important advantage of the LearnIrish.com is the easy access via various mobile apps. It can be used by adults and as a family game, as it has a lot of features that may be appealing to children too. If you travel a lot while interested to keep up with your language learning, don’t worry, you can check permanently your progress and get ready for a trip to Ireland to meet and speak with the locals. The classes will help you to advance from the basic polite exchanges to getting ready to a job interview.
The minimum subscription to the campaign is $8. All subscribers will be offered access to the language program when ready!
Hurry up, there are only 9 days left to contribute!