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Fáilte chuig an tseachtain/Welcome to the Week

Introduction to week 3.
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[Music Playing] Dia daoibh, a chairde! / Hello and welcome to Week 3 of Irish 205! We hope you enjoyed last week and are ready to continue learning with us. This week we will discuss Leabhair/Books.
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We will be asking questions like: Ar léigh tú an leabhar sin?/Did you read that book?
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We will also learn how to recommend books by saying: Ba cheart duit an saothar sin a léamh./You should read that text. Mholfainn leabhar Gaeilge, An Litir, le Liam Mac Cóil. Leabhar scríofa i nGaeilge! Iontach! We will shine a light on some of the most important literary texts and writers, in Irish and English, in Ireland - From Filíocht na mBard to Joyce to Edna O’Brien. We will continue to engage with Foghlaimeoirí na Gaeilge, while our Scríbhneoir na Seachtaine/Writer of the Week will be Alan Titley. We encourage you to interact with your fellow learners and with our friendly robots, Oscar and Niamh, in the comments section of each step.
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They will do their best to answer any course-related questions over the course of the week and in our FAQ video posted each Friday. Go n-éirí libh, a chairde! / Best of luck! Ar aghaidh linn! / On we go! [Music Playing]

Dia daoibh a chairde. Hello again and welcome to Week 3 of Irish 205!

We hope that you have enjoyed the first two weeks of the course, and are ready to continue learning with us. This week we will explore the following themes and activities:

Throughout the week, you will be asked to partake in conversations, quizzes and to read articles relating to aspects of Irish grammar and culture. We encourage you to connect with your fellow learners and to interact with each other in many ways. Learning a language requires a range of skills and, therefore, we encourage you to practice your writing skills, which can be done in the comments sections, attempt the pronunciation of new words frequently and, if you’re comfortable, to record yourself speaking Irish. Recording yourself is excellent practice and can also help other learners if you consider posting it in the comments for others to listen to it.

Make sure to also post any questions in the comment sections and our friendly robots, Oscar and Niamh, will endeavour to answer them in the Ceisteanna na Seachtaine video posted on Friday.

Finally, we encourage you to consider using social media both as an aid to your learning and as a way to connect with other learners. Tweet us on Twitter using the hashtag #FLIrish205 and/or follow our Facebook page, Fáilte ar Líne.

Go n-éirí libh, a chairde!

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