18 video series originally for TV, from the 1990s, accompanied by a book that is available through Amazon
Speaking Our Language (SOL) is an update on the Can Seo
format and follows a very similar patters of a presenter giving the main points (on location this time and not in the studio), some native speakers and a soap opera (Aig An Taigh
- At Home) about a family moving (presumably from the Islands) to Glasgow. There is not so much in the way of the cultural interludes that Can Seo
has. The pacing of material in SOL is slower than Can Seo
and it takes until Series 2 to reach the level of grammar taught by only lesson 12/13 in Can Seo
. On the other hand, there is a greater breadth of vocabulary taught instead. A potted version of SOL is available on the LearnGaelic website, which presents some of the material in a text-format with audio clips. This means that comprehensive coverage of a lesson can be achieved by watching the full video on YouTube and reviewing it again on LearnGaelic (which only includes the relevant sections of the video and cuts out most of the presenter speaking English). SOL is a more gentle introduction to Gaelic than Can Seo
, but possibly feels a bit too slow at times.
The videos are also available on YouTube
Guestimated Level on completion:
Lèirmheas le Ionatan. Mòran taing, a bhalaich!