In case it's helpful to anyone else, this is what I replied:Hi, how do I navigate through the site?
It's too full of posts, where do I start to learn Gaelic? Which posts?
This site isn't itself a teaching tool, but a forum for practice, support, networking and asking questions.
There are recommendations of links to programmes where you can start learning (online, with books, face-to-face etc) in the Gaelic2012 section:
as well as in the Forum's own lists of resources, e.g.
Personally, as a good way in, I would recommend either the BBC online course Beag air Bheag:
or the old but still useful 'Speaking our Language' TV series , now available free on the very useful new LearnGaelic site:
See the 'top tips' for new Gaelic learners on the Gaelic2012 thread for more comments, suggestions, recommendations. Basically, just pick a method and START!
And try out little bits on these special weekly threads (more to come):
http://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram/vi ... =31&t=2164
http://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram/vi ... =31&t=2172
But most important is to get started on one of the courses available. Ideally face to face if there is a course where you live, or a distance course, failing that in self-study, but actively participate on here to get practice and feedback. If possible, pal up with others on Skype.
There are a handful of us willing to correct and encourage beginners, as best we can, whenever we have a moment. We are all volunteers on here, so it's not necessarily instant, and some of us are more/less advanced than others, but we do our best! )
Gur math a thèid leat! Good luck!
Maybe others can add to this?