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Publisher's Summary

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

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.

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 listening 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!'

As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying listening, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2022 Olly Richards (P)2022 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Critic Reviews

"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 best seller A Mind for Numbers)

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  • Dr Kevin
  • 04-08-22

Really useful for learning the language

Great to listen to in the background while learning the language, I'm a begginer and found the pace just right. I also have the book to read whilst listening, they make a great resource.