The growth in interest and support for the Manx Language has received another fantastic boost with the launch of a free app for Android phones, iPhones and iPads.
The lessons for the app have been produced by Adrian Cain, the Manx Language Development Officer, for the Manx Heritage Foundation, whilst the course has been made possible due to substantial financial support from SURE on the Island.
The ‘Learn Manx’ app is based on the successful adult language course ran by the Manx Heritage Foundation in the Island and is a fantastic resource for all those who are interested in getting to grips with Manx Gaelic. ‘Learn Manx’ consists of ten units, each consisting of a variety of activities, whilst two additional revision lessons feature the TT Races as learning tools. The app will eventually cover 30 units in total, providing a fantastic introduction to the language to those unfamiliar with it, as well as a great revision course for those who already know some Manx.
Adrian Cain, the Manx Language Development Officer, for the Manx Heritage Foundation, commented that ‘the app is really a superb addition to the increasing number of resources available for those wanting to learn some Gaelg. The app is a serious learning tool for the student of Manx and should be something that everyone can use and enjoy.’ He thanked Andy Bridson from Sure for their generous financial support and commented, ‘that their support illustrates a positive dynamic between both the language and local business and that given such support the language clearly has a vibrant and exciting future’
Andy Bridson from Sure, commented ‘It was a pleasure and a privilege to be able to support the Manx Heritage Foundation in a merger between 21st Century technology and our Manx Gaelic language with origins dating back to the 4th Century. I would also like to thank Adrian who has personally injected a massive amount of dedication and hard work to bring this to life. Whether we use the Manx Language App for fun or serious learning it keeps our language very much alive.’
The app is now free to download on the Apple Store and Google Play.
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