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Welcome back, Am Baile

After an absence for technical reasons the first series of videos is now back on Highland Council’s Am Baile site. The clips have been compressed to facilitate fast online access, which results in loss of video and audio quality, but it does mean they’re available at just one click (if you have broadband…).

The English link is here, and the Gaelic one here.

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  1. Isobel Ross
    02/03/2010 at 7:14 pm

    I’m an advanced learner myself, so it’s actually a useful item for my own listening practice (the hardest skill for me), as it’s easier and more natural to listen while seeing the speaker, and to listen in context, and the less clearly spoken ones are good for pushing me. And the interviews are also just plain interesting – so you listen not as an excercise, but to hear what the people say, a big difference from teaching book CDs.

    I also coach lower-level learners so have been recommending the site, and YouTube – mòran taing, a Nèill! – or lending out my own DVD where feasible to encourage ‘guided’ listening on the easier ones – the CEF grading (A2, B1, B2 etc) is very useful indeed, both as a guide to difficulty when selecting, and as a benchmark for testing yourself. The CEF levels are used far too little in Gaelic learning/teaching, with each college/school/education system using their own grading terminology and own level-division, so it’s hard to find meaningful equivalencies.

  2. Isobel Ross
    26/02/2010 at 2:31 pm

    I hadn’t looked for a while (I have the DVD myself anyway and that was easier to use than the Am Baile version, which I tended to use only as an index/taster) but have just tried out the upgraded Am Baile facility and must say this makes a real difference. I think more pople will use this once they find it now. Am Baile itself is a wonderful site and everything that will make it more attractive, more diverse and more useful is to be welcomed. ‘S math a rinn sibh!

  3. gordonwellsuist
    27/02/2010 at 8:40 pm

    Mòran taing! It would be interesting to know how you use the DVD or the online clips, for example who with? Or what for? Do you have any favourites?

    I agree the Am Baile site is a real treasure trove. If only there was more time to explore…

  1. 08/01/2010 at 3:30 pm

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