Buntús Cainte - MP3 Course - Learning Method
You can use Buntús Cainte in any way you want to help you learn Irish. However, each lesson is designed to be completed one day at a time. You should study at your own pace. A lesson might take you five minutes, or it might take you a couple of hours.
New words and phrases
The first part of the recording introduces you to new material. You should listen to this two or three times to get familiar with the words and phrases.
Next, listen to the first part of the recording once or twice more. This time, pause after each word or phrase and try to repeat the Irish aloud.
You should now be able to understand the basic sentences following the new material.
Listen to the basic sentences a few times. You should be able to understand and use these sentences now.
When you’re confident, you can listen to and repeat the revision sentences.
It's a really good idea to try and mix the sentences up, to see if you can make your own.
The course contains some additional vocabulary which is used in the dialogue. You can pause the audio to review this text. Then you can listen to the dialogue.
Listen the whole way through the dialogue first. Make sure you understand most or all of the meaning.
Then listen to the audio and repeat the Irish until you’re sure you’ve mastered the conversation.
Starting the next lesson
The next day, before you start a new lesson, it’s a good idea to review the previous day’s dialogue. You might need to listen to the whole lesson to revise the vocabulary.
Aug 31 2011