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#1 of 5 Old 05-14-2013, 11:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I really want to learn Gaelic, very preferably Scottish Gaelic. I spent about 3 weeks in Scotland about 10 years ago and fell in love with it. Gaelic is experiencing a resurgence there so it was so cool to see it on street signs and their version of PBS. 

But I not good with languages. Rosetta Stone only has Irish Gaelic and I don't know how much they differ. 

 

Anyone pick an uncommon language as an adult and been successful? What method did you use?


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I had a friend who taught himself Gaelic (I assume Scots, that's his heritage) using whatever program the military uses. Berlitz I think. Good luck; it's a beautiful language.
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Well, this is not that obscure of a language, but I learned Kiswahili as an adult, in the Peace Corps. (I have since forgotten most of it :(   )  I think the most important thing is having conversation partners, so the Rosetta Stone Total-e, which links you up with learners and native speakers online, is probably a good choice.


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I've heard such amazing things about Rosetta Stone that I want to try it BUT they only have Irish Gaelic not Scots. I might do some reading to figure out how they differ...

Thanks for the info. Seattle does have a Scots Gaelic group and learning program. I much prefer a program I can do at home.

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