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Am Bu Toigh Leibh
Gaidhlig Ionnsachadh?

Would You Like To learn Scottish Gaelic?

Classes in Scottish Gaelic For Beginners
offered in the San Francisco Bay Area
in Walnut Creek and San Jose

Does one of these sound like you?

  • You're feeling the call of your Scottish roots, and you're interested in learning to speak some Scottish Gaelic, but you're not sure where to begin?

  • You've been studying with a Scottish Gaelic book or tape-and-book course on your own, and it's not making much sense to you?

  • You plan to travel one day to Scotland or Nova Scotia, and you'd like to be able to speak a few words in Gaelic to the native Gaelic speakers there?

  • You enjoy participating in Scottish cultural activities, such as singing, dancing, musicmaking, or reenactment -- and you wonder what it would be like to speak the actual language that was spoken (and is still spoken today) in Scotland for hundreds and hundreds of years?

  • You're intrigued by this vibrant and rich language -- but you have absolutely no idea of how to pronounce it??

Come join our classes for beginners to Scottish Gaelic, offered by the Scottish Gaelic Learners Association of the Bay Area! Have fun and learn this fascinating Celtic language that is spoken by hundreds of thousands of people today in Scotland and other parts of the world.

In class you'll speak dialogues, view videos, read and converse in Scottish Gaelic, all in a spirited and playful learning environment that helps you learn the specifics of Scottish Gaelic pronunciation and conversation.

The class text is the Scottish Gaelic-English/English-Scottish Gaelic Dictionary by Renton and MacDonald, published by Hippocrene Books, $8.95. The text can be found at most major bookstores.

Walnut Creek class:
An ongoing class in Walnut Creek is offered for beginners on Thursday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Some previous experience with Scottish Gaelic is preferred.
The fee for each eight-week block of the class is $75.

San Jose class:
An ongoing class in San Jose is offered for beginners on Sunday afternoons, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Some previous experience with Scottish Gaelic is preferred.
The fee for each eight-week block of the San Jose class is $90.

New Walnut Creek class:
A new beginners class for people with no experience in Scottish Gaelic is scheduled to start Tuesday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m., beginning September 10, 2002, in Walnut Creek.
Please contact us at or at (925) 283-8029 if you're interested in participating.
The fee for each eight-week block of the new class is $75.

You may also pay us a visit at our informational booth at the massive Scottish Gathering and Games, held in Pleasanton each year on Labor Day weekend.

The classes are taught by Tris King (Toirstean MacRobainn), director of The Scottish Gaelic Learners Association of the Bay Area. Tris is an experienced drama instructor, a California credentialed teacher, and a six-year learner of the Scottish Gaelic language.

For information on registering for a class, e-mail your inquiry to:

or phone:

    (925) 283-8029

Private tutoring sessions are also available by arrangement.

Suas Leis a' Ghàidhlig!
Up with Gaelic!

© 2002 Tris King

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