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Short Stories in Irish for Beginners: Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn Irish the fun way!

Olly Richards

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Short Stories in Irish for Beginners is an unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for adult and young adult learners.

An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners of Irish.

"Olly's top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers

Short Stories in Irish for Beginners has been written especially for students from high-beginner to low-intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, a feeling of progress and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages, these eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading.

The book is written in standard Irish. The audio recording of this standard Irish text is by a native Irish speaker from Connemara.

What does this book give you?

- Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary
- Controlled language at your level to help you progress confidently
- Realistic spoken dialogues to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability
- Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way
- Pleasure! Research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!'

Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including:

- A glossary for bolded words in each chapter
- Full plot summary
- A bilingual word list
- Comprehension questions after each chapter.

As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Irish for Beginners will make learning Irish easy and enjoyable.

Use the code inside the book and ebook to access the free bonus story and the discounted audiobook edition on our Language Readers Library site (readers.teachyourself.com) or on the Language Readers app.

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Praise for Short Stories in Irish for Beginners: Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn Irish the fun way!

  • When we wanted to create a free online course on how to learn a language we asked Olly to write it with us. - Dr Tita Beaven, The Open University

  • Olly bridges the gap between theory and practice by helping you to use scientific principles to get real results with your language learning. - Anthony Metivier, Magnetic Memory Method

  • Olly's advice on language learning is the real deal, and I recommend you pay attention to what he has to say! - Benny Lewis, Fluent in 3 Months

  • Olly's top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work - and you will too! - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers

  • As researchers in language acquisition, we need to study people like [Olly Richards]. - Stephen Krashen, Emeritus Professor, University of Southern California

  • Learning a language is challenging, but it's one of the best things you can do for your brain and your learning skill set... Olly Richards is doing some seriously incredible work to empower more and more people to rise to the challenge. - Jonathan Levi

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Olly Richards

Olly Richards speaks eight languages and is the man behind the popular blog: I Will Teach You A Language. He started learning his first foreign language at age 19, when he bought a one-way ticket to Paris...

With no exposure to languages growing up, and no special talent to speak of, he had to figure out how to learn a foreign language from scratch. Fifteen years later, Olly has studied ten languages and has decided to reveal how he accomplished his goal of learning foreign languages quickly.

Although he started the I Will Teach You A Language blog in order to document his latest language-learning experiments, his useful and actionable writing quickly transformed the blog into one of the most popular sources of language learning advice on the web. He now produces language books and courses across a variety of mediums with the goal of helping other people to successfully learn a new language.

The adaptation and translation of the short stories into Irish was done by Patricia Mac Eoin and Eilis Ni Dhuill. Patricia is a lawyer and accredited translator who has spent a number of years working in the EU Commission in Brussels as an Irish language translator. She now lives in Galway where she continues to do both legal and translation work. She also runs the online business www.allaboutirish.ie. She has written her own series of children's books in Irish, and translated many children's books from English and French to Irish. Eilis worked for TG4, the Irish language television broadcaster, as editor and director of Cula4, an Irish language programming block for children. She then returned to the world of academia to undertake a Master's Degree in Irish Studies before completing a PhD in Modern Irish. During her Master's and PhD studies Eilis continued to teach Irish and to lecture in the Irish and Education departments at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she continues to work today. She has been involved in the development, modernisation and delivery of a number of undergraduate and postgraduate Irish language modules and is dedicated to promoting the Irish language and culture.

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