Short Gaelic Immersion  Breaks

Gu Saoghal Na Gàidhlig

Immersion Breaks and Language Learning Breaks

 

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. There will be minimal use of English and all are encouraged to keep a daily Gaelic diary for reflection and further development of the use of the language. Daily Activities will depend on the length of the break and will include island excursions, wildlife watching, crofting life, walking etc. (some activities weather dependent) The immersion breaks encourage vocabulary development and enable students to connect to the Gaelic language in the heartland of the language bringing a sense of belonging and a part of the Gaelic World with a feeling of belonging to the Gaelic.

 

We are proud to work in collaboration with www.igot2travel.com/hebridean-day-trips to arrange unforgettable experiences and as many of you can't make it to the islands, we also run intensive week/weekend courses on mainland Scotland or further afield.

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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

Long Immersion Breaks

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North Ronay Week 2023 TBC

Check out the island here: ​www.ronayisland.com
 

All immersion weeks 2022 are completed and 2023 events will be posted in 2023.

Higher intermediate/Advanced level
 

Dh'fheumadh tu agallamh a dhèanamh ro-làimh gus faighinn a-mach ma tha an cùrsa seo freagarrach dhut.


All Inclusive
V.I.P. Treatment!

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

Boat transport between Isle of Ronay and Kallin Harbour
Accommodation/Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner-Soft drinks-hot drinks
Gaelic Lessons - all resources included / Activities

Mid-week trip and seafood lunch in the harbour.
Outdoor activities/explore Ronay/North Uist island history

 

You will be able to order snacks and other items as part of the  package (alcohol is not included) beforehand so you don't have to carry it and everything will be at the house on your arrival. 

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Day / Half-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. 

Check our North Uist On-Demand Face-to-Face Gaelic taster Lessons offered between May and August as well!


Get in touch to check our availability.

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Immersion Weeks Isle of North Uist 2023

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Beginner Learners suitable for absolute beginners.
 

Intermediate Learners can reserve their place and book an interview.

 

Includes a 1-day trip to the Isle of Harris 

The immersion weeks 2022 are completed. Dates for 2023 will be posted in 2023

Scottish Gaelic Immersion Courses

Beginner Weekends North Uist

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Beginner Learners

Suitable for absolute beginners.

Includes a 1-day trip to the Isle of Harris. 

The immersion weeks 2022 are completed and 2023 dates will be posted in  2023

Scottish Gaelic Immersion Courses

Intermediate Weekends

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Intermediate Learners can reserve their place and book an interview. 

Includes a 1-day trip to the Isle of Harris. 

The immersion weeks 2022 are completed and dates for 2023 will be posted in 2023

Scottish Gaelic Immersion Courses

Advanced Immersion Weekend

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Advanced Learners can reserve their place and book an interview. 

Includes a 1-day trip to the Isle of Harris. 

The immersion weeks 2022 are completed and dates for 2023 will be posted in 2023.

Scottish Gaelic Immersion Courses