Uibhist a Tuath - Isle of North Uist
On-Demand Gaelic Lessons May - June 2024
Ionad Chladach Chirceaboist
Fàilte gu Uibhist a Tuath! Welcome to the Isle of North Uist!
Our on-demand 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.
We are located at the Claddach Kirkibost Centre and are taking bookings for face-to-to-face teaching in between our online commitments. All bookings require full payment beforehand and are non-refundable unless plane or ferry are cancelled last minute due to weather or technical problems. We have a card machine available for last minute bookings and shop.
We may be teaching online, out of the office with students or for other work commitments,
so check beforehand if you want to make sure we are in and available.
Phone 07825 222 840 (Ann Cooper).
We can pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation/ferry/airport when you book these (extra fee). Refreshments, online & printed resources are included.
We have a full-time teaching and work schedule, including online, on & off the island and face-to-face on North Uist, hence availability may be limited.
You may have to share the lesson with another student/other students (max. 4) as we don't have enough time left on our schedule to provide 1-1 for all students.
Option 1 Intermediate Level (1-1 & 1 session per student only)
2 hour Audit of your current Gaelic skills (any level) and filling the gaps. Only suitable for those who completed prior learning of irregular verbs in past & future tense, can read and have a conversation using these, unsupported. This will be tested beforehand.
£65 per person - (resources included)
Option 2 Intermediate Dialogue Development
(1-1 or Group of max. 4 students)
8 hour dialogue development course, to be completed in the same week. Plus 1 trip into the community & 1 lunch. Course levels are decided based on your conversational & reading ability, and prior study. This will be tested beforehand.
£285 per person (book and other resources included).
Option 3 Intermediate or Advanced Booster
12 hour Intermediate or Advanced Booster Course, to be completed in the same week. Includes 1 trip into the community & 1 lunch.
(Revision of prior learning - includes conversation development)
Intermediate level - Suitable for those who completed prior learning of irregular verbs. This will be tested beforehand.
Advanced level - Suitable for those who completed prior learning of conditional & passive tense. This will be tested beforehand.
£345 per person (resources included)
Option 4 Beginner Gaelic Taster Lesson (1 or more students & 1 session per student only)
1 hour taught lesson
£25 per person
Option 5 Beginner Conversation Course (1 or more students )
8 hour course, to be completed in the same week. Plus 1 trip into the community & 1 lunch. Suitable for absolute beginners as well as post-beginner learners who have not yet mastered reading habits, communication and conversation skills at this level.
Suitable for Duolingo learners and absolute beginners.
£285 per person (book and other resources included).
All lessons are for mature students and are delivered using our own course material. We do not offer help with courses from other course providers or other tutoring/conversation meet-up options.
Half-day and Day-trips for Learners are also available during May - Aug. The weather is too unpredictable during autumn/winter.
Don't forget we are now planning to take our business to the mainland as well, so you'll get a chance to work with us there too! Subscribe to get the latest news.
A small library with Gaelic books is also available for quiet study, while we are working, but only when we are not teaching. Prior booking is essential. Use of the library is free of charge, however donations are welcome. These will go to a local charity.
Tha sinn a’ coimhead air adhart fàilte a thoirt dhuibh!
We look forward to welcoming you!
You can check and book your ferry travel here www.calmac.co.uk
You can book air travel here www.loganair.co.uk
For general information on the Outer Hebrides and what to do, where to go, where to eat etc., you can check the following website: www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk
Wir hatten einen fantastischen Kurz-Kurs bei Ann auf Uist! Dabei konnten wir sehr viel über die Aussprache, Betonung und die aktuelle Anwendung der gälischen Sprache lernen. Das Wichtigste aber war die sympathische, lockere Art von Ann, die viel Geduld hatte und so viele Tipps und Tricks gezeigt hat. Es hat wahnsinnig viel Spaß gemacht und mich darin bestärkt, weiter zu machen. Vielen Dank, Ann!
Anita Hecker, Köln, Germany
‘A hugely enjoyable experience. Ann is a brilliantly enthusiastic and patient teacher. I would highly recommend a short immersive course and will definitely be back for more. Tapadh leat.’
A. S. , England