Start Learning

Scottish Gaelic

Get Started
Product Features

Learn Scottish Gaelic through conversations

World class beaches, stunning vistas, ragged mountains, rich wildlife, and lush, verdant pastures are perfectly balanced in this hiker’s paradise. Whether you are on a single-lane road overlooking hundreds of kilometers of perfectly clean beaches, or watching the Northern lights from the parapet of an ancient castle, this land offers unparalleled enchantments for the eager traveler. When you raise a glass with your host, you will say Mòran taing! (Many thanks!) for the incredible hospitality and stunning beauty of this country.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Scottish Gaelic language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Scottish Gaelic culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Scottish Gaelic culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.

Course Overview

Learn Scottish Gaelic language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Scottish Gaelic

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1The Basics
  • Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk
  • Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins
  • Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions
  • Chapter 4 - Places and Directions
  • Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting
  • Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture
  • Chapter 7 - Transportation and Payment
  • Chapter 8 - Help and Requests
  • Chapter 9 - Clarification and Explanation
  • Chapter 10 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk

Conversational Goals

  • Express Gratitude
  • Greet People
  • Make Small Talk With Strangers
  • Say Goodbye

Grammar Goals

  • Form Adverbs In Gu
  • Apply the Basic Word Order
  • Discover Gender and How It Affects Adjectives
  • Understand the Difference Between Thu and Sibh
  • Use the Verb Bi and Constructions With Ann

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins

Conversational Goals

  • Ask and Tell If Someone Speaks A Language
  • Ask and Tell If Someone Understands
  • Ask and Tell Where Someone is From
  • Get Someone's Attention

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Prepositional Pronouns
  • Be Introduced to the Verbal Noun Construction
  • Learn How To Use 'S Ann For Emphasis
  • Learn the Question and Negative Forms of Tha
  • Practice Saying "Yes" and "No"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Someone's Name
  • Become Familiar with Names
  • Introduce Yourself or Another Person
  • Respond to Introductions and Welcome People
  • Say That You Are Not Someone or Something

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Emphatic Particles
  • Be Introduced to the Copula Is
  • Learn About Ann An
  • Learn How to Use the Vocative Case
  • Practice Talking About Possession

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Places and Directions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask For Directions
  • Get Help Finding Places Using a Map
  • Identify Important Places and Facilities
  • Understand Directions As They Are Given To You

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Prepositional Case
  • Learn About Demonstratives And Adverbs of Direction
  • Learn Different Forms of the Article
  • Learn How To Form the Imperative of Verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting

Conversational Goals

  • Count Up To 100
  • Deal With Currency
  • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores

Grammar Goals

  • Express "To Have" With The Preposition Aig
  • Get Some Practice With Plurals
  • Learn About Fear and Tè Meaning "One"
  • Learn the Conditional of Is
  • Use The Future Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture

Conversational Goals

  • Gain Insight into the Food Culture
  • Order Drinks and Meals
  • Understand Common Phrases Used at Restaurants

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Past Tense
  • Become Familiar With the Present Habitual Tense
  • Get Some Practice Using Verbal Nouns
  • Learn Some Idiomatic Prepositional Phrases

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Transportation and Payment

Conversational Goals

  • Ask About the Availability of Buses and Ferries
  • Ask and Tell Whether One Can Use Something
  • Pay Fares and Buy Tickets
  • Use Taxis and Public Transport

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Genitive Case
  • Become Familiar With the Impersonal Verb
  • Learn The Negative Interrogative Particle Nach
  • Learn to Use the Modal Verbs Faod and Feum

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - Help and Requests

Conversational Goals

  • Accept or Decline Help
  • Ask For or Offer Help
  • Ask or Tell What Trouble One Is In
  • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services

Grammar Goals

  • Discover More About Possessive Adjectives
  • Get Some Practice Using the Genitive Case
  • Learn How to Form the Past Passive with Rach
  • Learn More Idioms with Air
  • Practice the Past Tense of Verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Clarification and Explanation

Conversational Goals

  • Ask and Answer What a Word or Phrase Means
  • Communicate One's Ability to Understand Something
  • Request to Repeat, Slow Down or Speak Up

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Informal Second Person Pronoun
  • Learn How To Use Pronoun Objects
  • Learn More Imperative Forms

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 10 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational Goals

  • Ask and Tell How One's Performance Is
  • Give and Respond to a Compliment
  • Talk About Learning Gaelic
  • Tell Someone That You Are Learning Something

Grammar Goals

  • Form The Perfect Tense
  • Learn About Adjectives That Precede The Noun
  • Learn How to Use Airson with the Verbal Noun
  • Practice Using the Verbal Noun as a Noun
  • Use Definite Objects with the Verbal Noun

Start learning Scottish Gaelic

Get Started