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This is the ONLY course book dedicated to learning English in Ireland through Irish culture. 

Suitable for:

  • Summer students coming to Ireland to learn English.
  • Irish cultural classes for all students throughout the year.

Why do students come to Ireland to learn English?

Students love coming to Ireland, not only to learn English, but to experience our culture and tourism.

From the Author:

“I’ve been a teacher and writer of English for over 30 years.  I’ve taught English all over the world and returned to Ireland in the year 2000.
Amazed at the number of students coming to Ireland to learn English, I started to ask them why. They told me they heard Ireland is the friendliest place to learn English it has a magical culture & beautiful scenery and they want to learn more about our culture and music.”

Marianne Jordan, Author, Learning English in Ireland. 

Here is what our students say:

“Great to see a book devoted to Ireland and Irish things.”
“A nice book to take home is more professional than loose pages and photocopies.”
“We come to Ireland to learn about Irish things as well as the      English Language.”
“The celtic art is very unique and beautiful.”
“I am almost advanced level but I still found this book very interesting.”
“More interesting and fun than just learning grammar”
“The songs are great and I liked hearing the sounds of the individual Irish instruments.”
“An ideal souvenir of our study holiday in Ireland.”

Here is what teacher’s say:

Derek Nichol, Director of Studies at the Foyle Language School:

“This book is long overdue, obviously, and it deals very comprehensively with a wide range of topics, like culture, arts and mythology. It’s ideal for students coming here for either a short time or a long time, as it culturally orientates them into our ways.  It’s very user friendly, and can be adapted to suit all levels.  There are very good interactive tasks and exercises, and the book comes with audio files that the student can keep and take home afterwards with a range of Irish accents on it.”

“The FREE Audio files are PACKED with easy to find listening exercises to accompany the course book. Listen to information, stories, some accents from English speaking tourists visiting Ireland, tradition Irish songs and a spooky ghost story.”


The New Learning English in Ireland Updates: 


FREE Downloadable:

* Audios

* Transcripts


Unit 1 Hello and Welcome
Unit 2 About Ireland 1 – The Country 
Unit 3 About Ireland 2 – The People
Unit 4 Shopping 1 – General
Unit 5 Tourism 1 – Ireland around the World 
Unit 6 Shopping 2 – Money 
Unit 7 Food and Drink 1 – Typical Irish Food 
Unit 8 Food and Drink 2 – Famous Irish Drinks
Unit 9 Entertainment – Cinema, Theatre and Pubs 
Unit 10 Sports and Activities – The GAA 
Unit 11 Tourism 2 – Ten Top Attractions in Ireland 
Unit 12 Tourism 3 – Castles and Ghosts 
Unit 13 Travel and Communication – Transport and Texting 
Unit 14 The Arts 1 – Famous Poets and Writers 
Unit 15 The Arts 2 – The Book of Kells
Unit 16 Irish Music and Dance 1 – Irish Musical Instruments & Dancing
Unit 17 Irish Music and Dance 2 – Famous Irish Singers and Bands
Unit 18 Famous Irish Products – The Claddagh Ring 
Unit 19 Myths and Legends 1 – Oisín in Tír na nÓg 
Unit 20 Myths and Legends 2 – The Children of Lir 

1 Pronunciation 
2 Grammar Notes 
3 Grammar Answers 

Free Downloads:

www.learningenglishinireland.ie / www.leii.ie

A one-paged overview of the sounds that are used in English showing ‘voiced’ and ‘unvoiced’ sounds, stress and the correct pronunciation of the English alphabet.

Grammar Notes:

Active and Passive – Clear explanation plus exercises (page 22.4)

Conditionals – Finally discover an easy way to learn about conditionals. Included is an easy to read guide showing an overview of the four types of conditions and clear explanations and samples of this very confusing section of grammar. Exercises included. (Pages 22.2 and 22.3)

Participles – Present and Past forms plus exercises. (Page 22.3)

Questions – How to form questions with the auxiliary ‘Do’ and questions words – where, what, which, who, when, why and how – with FULL explanations and samples of how to use them. (Page 22.4)

Question Tags – These are used quite a lot in English. Learn how to use them with confidence through samples and exercises. (Page 22.4)

Say and Tell – Learn a VERY easy way to remember the difference between these two very confusing verbs. (Page 22.6)

Spelling – English spelling can be difficult as English is not a phonetic language (it is not spelt how it is pronounced). Learn/revise some basic spelling rules to help you with exercises to help you and a list of words that are often spelled incorrectly. (Pages 22.4 – 22.5)

Verbs – Auxiliary (and Modal) – Learn the different types with full explanations, clear samples and exercises to help you how to use each of these VERY IMPORTANT VERBS. (Pages 22.9 – 22.10)

Verbs – Irregular – Included is a quick reference to the most commonly used irregular verbs with a FULL PRONUNCIATION GUIDE. (pages 22.7 – 22.8)

Verbs – Phrasal – These are very confusing as they are only used in English. A one-paged explanation and another one paged summary of how they are formed and used will help you. (pages 22.17 and 22.18)

Verbs – Tenses – This very important section gives you clear explanations of the terminology of tenses, excellent samples and explanations plus the form for EACH one, followed by examples for you to practise and to help you to learn how to use each one. (Pages 22.11 – 22.16)

Verbs – Transitive and Intransitive – What they are and how to use them. (Page 22.6)

ANSWERS – (the answers to all the above exercises are on Pages 23.1 and 23.2).

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