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Scottish Gaelic Immersion  Breaks

Gu Saoghal Na Gàidhlig

Studying Gaelic amidst Hebridean Gaelic Communities

 

Our immersion breaks are the ideal opportunity for beginner to advanced learners to come together to focus on the practical conversation development of Gaelic in a relaxed, fun environment that stimulates conversation. Daily Activities will depend on the length of the break and can include island excursions, wildlife watching, crofting life, walking etc. (some activities are weather dependent) You will be encouraged to speak Gaelic as much as possible, hence we will work on vocabulary building and grammar as well. We will enable students to connect to the Gaelic language in its heartland and aim to achieve a sense of belonging to the Gaelic World and Community

Scottish Gaelic Immersion Courses

The Islands

The Uists and Harris

Few places are as evocative as the Outer Hebrides and where better to try out your new language skills than in the heartland of Gaelic in the Outer Hebrides.


The Gaelic language is still spoken on these islands on a daily basis and is classed as a working language and can be heard across all islands from Lewis to Barra.  Through our short immersion breaks, you will be able to practice communicating in the language with your fellow students and while out on our fields trips converse with locals in different locations. This helps build up confidence in conversation and allows you to put to use your newly learned skills.

The Packages

Only the Best

Imagine the opportunity to spend a weekend at a Hebridean retreat away from the outside world where you will immerse yourself in all that is Gaelic. Take the opportunity to meet other students, go on motorboat trips around this secluded area, explore the islands, sing some Gaelic songs, sit and relax by a warm fire and try out all you have learned. Through this relaxed and informal setting, the learning journey is fun and rewarding and we know from past experience students love it.

Scottish Gaelic Immersion Courses
Scottish Gaelic Immersion Courses

What is Included (example)

Outstanding Quality

  • depending on the package, some or all meals

  • Benbecula Airport/Lochmaddy or Berneray Harbour
    pick-up and drop off

  • Transport on all days for those staying in North Uist in local accommodation (Carinish / Lochmaddy / Bayhead / Locheport area)

  • Gaelic tuition, course folder and online resources

  • Excursions and language immersion (Hercules in Langass Woods, Balranald Nature Reserve, The giant's birthplace in Berneray & beach, The Woollen Mill & Boatshed, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Finn's People/Barpa/Standing Stones, Isle of Harris/Tweed weaver/Tarbert/ Luskentyre

  • Group activities

  • Dialogue Development Coaching

  • Meet up with native speakers

Day Trips

Your Gateway to Learning

We are proud to work in collaboration with www.igot2travel.com/hebridean-day-trips  to offer you unforgettable experiences . We believe that to enrich your conversational skills it is best to head out into the local environment and test your language skills with local interaction. The native language is connected in these islands with everyday life from crofting to fishing, shopping and pub culture. The richness of the language spoken in local dialects encourages you to listen and try and converse and learn new words and phrases along the way. 


Get in touch to check our availability & price.

Scottish Gaelic Immersion Courses
Scottish Gaelic Immersion Courses

Courses on the Isle of North Uist 2025

Beginner Learners  - Immersion Week

12 - 17 May 2025 
Daily classroom learning & trips into the community, including day trip to the Isle of Harris.

RSVP list is open

For Love Gaelic Ùlpan students only
19 - 23 May 2025
RSVP list is open / (No FEE - Included in your course)
Accommodation and food not included.

Transformation Mastery
Re-focus, Re-energize and Thrive
Dates TBC 2025 

Life &  Transition Coaching

When you feel safe and secure, there is no room for fear. Coming to the Hebrides, we offer a safe place, away from all distractions to replenish your energy. It will help you surmount those ill feelings - whether this is through meditation, action-taking or a walk on the beach. This sense of comfort will soothe you and allow you to face your fear. Combine this with a digital detox and remove internet and phone from your life to allow your brain to reboot while enjoying time in our Gaelic communities.

Scottish Gaelic Immersion Courses
Scottish Gaelic Immersion Courses

On-Demand Taster Classes and Courses
for Island Visitors

All year round
Closing date for Summer 2024 course bookings is 27/06/2024 (immediate payment requirement)

Our on-demand pop-up language classes are the ideal opportunity for island visitors and locals to experience learning the native Gaelic language which is connected in these islands with everyday life from crofting to fishing, shopping and pub culture. The richness of the language spoken in local dialects encourages you to listen and try and converse and learn new words and phrases along the way. Whether you are passing through North Uist or live locally, get in touch to book your own Gaelic language learning experience.

Love Gaelic Summer School 2025 - North Uist

21 July - 15 August 2025

From Intermediate to Advanced

Fast-track Communication Skills Development

Suitable for intermediate level learners. 


Interview will take place to check your reading, grammar and conversation skills, to ensure everyone can work at the same level. 

4 students needed each week for the week to go ahead. (max. 8 places)

We need to decide by February, as many students from abroad need to organize their travel months in advance.

Sheep Baleshare
Immersion Break Love Gaelic
Ann Desseyn - Nic a' Chùbair

Immersion Break Love Gaelic

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