Buntús Cainte - Television Series
Buntús Cainte (Basic Speaking) was a lively and humorous television
programme first broadcast in 1967 by Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ) in Ireland
(view a clip here)
The programme was written by Tomás Ó Domhnalláin. He wanted
to teach conversational Irish to complete beginners as a living language, and
without repetitive grammar. In the programme, presenters repeated phrases in both
Irish and English, and viewers were shown funny cartoons illustrating the
meaning. The TV programme was a huge success.
Buntús Cainte - Booklet and Vinyl record
The TV series was accompanied by a booklet and vinyl records. By November
1967, 218,000 copies of the Buntús Cainte lessons booklet had been sold - a massive success.
Buntús Cainte - Book Series
Buntús Cainte was published in a series of three books. The books include the original cartons, the English and Irish text, and the audio on CD. Each lesson contains new words, basic sentences for each of the new words, revisionary sentences, a second section of new material
and a situational conversation.
Buntús Cainte - MP3 and Online Courses
Buntús Cainte is the most successful course in Irish
ever, and despite its vintage, is in continual demand. We’ve use the original audio and text to create two brand-new versions of this course for the tech-savvy modern learner:
>> Buntús Cainte MP3 course
>> Buntús Cainte online interactive course
The MP3 course enables learners from anywhere in the world to purchase and download Buntús Cainte to an iPod, iPhone or iPad. Then they can learn Irish wherever they are - on
the bus, in a plane or at the beach!
The beautifully redesigned interactive online course expands each lesson into a full half hour of learning, with gorgeous illustrations, interactive quizzes and roleplays to engage the learner and supporting grammar notes.
We're really proud and excited to bring this amazing course to an audience of learners right across the globe. Why not try the MP3 or online course right now? You can try the first lesson of each for free!