Ciorcal Comhrá na Cuinge

The Isthmus Conversation Circle

 

 

Group for learners of the Irish language (Irish Gaelic) in the Madison, Wisconsin area and around the state!

 

Our goal is to create a space for connection and communication among Irish language learners in the local area, and to provide opportunities to practice together and share resources and support. Participants from outside of Wisconsin are also welcome.

 

We have classes/practice groups for beginner and intermediate learners. See the Classes section below for more information.

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Ranganna / Classes

We have a group of continuing Irish language learners who meet weekly for conversation practice on an ongoing basis. Beginner lessons can be arranged for UW-Madison students, faculty, or staff. Click the Sign Up button below to express interest in a class, or to be added to our mailing list. Email Becky with any questions or for more information!

All classes are FREE!

Fall 2022 Class Schedule

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Beginning Irish 1

-In person at UW-Madison

-For UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff.

-Students may (optionally) register for 1 credit of independent study.

 

(Non-UW community members interested in beginning Irish can contact Dineen Grow of the Celtic Cultural Center, a fantastic teacher with years of experience teaching Irish in the Madison area! Dineen offers online lessons at any level.)

 

Ciorcal Comhrá

-Online

-Sundays 4:00-5:00 pm Central Time

-Oct 2 - Dec 11

-For learners with some prior experience with Irish (Advanced Beginner or Intermediate). Beidh fáilte roimh achan duine!

 

 

Check out this collection of Wordwall activities that you can use to help practice!

 

Organizers

Classes are taught by Dr. Rebecca Shields, lecturer in Linguistics with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Language Sciences Program.

These free classes are sponsored by UW-Madison's Language Institute.

Resources

 

We are fortunate to have many wonderful resources available online and in print for learners of Irish Gaelic. Here are some of the many good ones to help you on your Irish learning journey.

We have group members who have participated in the online courses listed below - be in touch if you would like to connect with someone who can give you more information about which class might be right for you.

Online Dictionaries and Reference

Online Courses

Beatha Teanga í a labhairt

The life of a language is to speak it