The problem with learning Gaelic is no different than learning any other language:
- access to material
- access to a teacher
- access to people to practice with.
There is an opinion that because it´s Gaelic; the language will somehow be harder. This is gladly not the case. It is simply because there are less people around to practice with.
I am about to launch a Gaelic blog on this site to help with learning which will be called “Morning in the Mountains” since I will mostly be writing it in the mornings here in Scotland. It will be a little bit different from usual courses because I want to try and cover the three points mentioned above. I also want to make the course a bit slower than other courses so we can enjoy the rich grammar and more vocabulary without having to rush through a grammar book. I also want it to move slower for older people. Finally, I want to use different kinds of materials for learning, Art, Spirituality, History, Proverbs and Experiences. I really don´t want this to simply be another Gaelic blog, I want it to be something which people can connect with, enjoy reading and get to know.
I also want it to be an expression of my faith. Something a bit more mental and experiential rather than trying to cram in information to my brain. Something which you will like.
I suggest you use these pages in conjunction with a thorough study of “Gramar na Gàidhlig” by Michael Byrne
http://www.memrise.com use the decks version