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Weekly Manx lessons

Each week, Culture Vannin currently offers eight Manx lessons, as well as four live Zoom lessons. New members are always welcome: please email gaelg(at)culturevannin.im for further information. By signing up to the Learn Manx mailing list, you can keep abreast of new classes as and when they are announced.

In person-lessons:
  • Tuesdays 9.15am – 10am: Culture Vannin, St. John’s. Lower Intermediates (Keim Jees / Level Two)
     
  • Wednesdays 9.15am – 10am: Culture Vannin, St. John’s. Beginners (Keim Nane / Level One). Class started September 2021
  • Thursdays 9.30am – 10.15am: Culture Vannin, St. John’s. Improvers (Keim Nane / Level One). Class started January 2021
  • Saturdays 10.30am – 11.30am: House of Manannan, Peel. Lower Intermediates


Zoom lessons: 

  • Mondays 6.15pm – 7.15pm: Upper intermediates/Advanced
     
  • Tuesdays 1.15pm – 1.45pm: Improvers (Keim Nane / Level One). Class started January 2021
  • Tuesdays 6pm – 6.30pm: Beginners (Keim Nane / Level One). Class started September 2021
  • Tuesdays 6.30pm – 7pm: Improvers (Keim Nane / Level One). Class started January 2021

10 week advanced reading courses on Zoom

In addition to these weekly sessions, Dr. Chris Lewin runs occasional 10-week advanced reading courses for Culture Vannin. These two-hour long classes are suitable for advanced learners, or fluent Manx speakers, but also for Irish and Scottish Gaelic speakers (some prior experience of Manx is helpful). The classes explore original Manx texts, which are key in the history of the Manx language. Previous courses have included stories from Ned Beg Hom Ruy and 19th century newspaper articles. Texts are provided in advance of the lessons, along with audio recordings. Active participation is encouraged, but you are also welcome to attend just to listen.

There is currently a block of lessons taking place on Thursday evenings, between 7pm – 9pm GMT. Lessons have stopped momentarily, and will continue after Christmas (five lessons remain). Participants can join at any point in the course, as new texts are explored each week. Please contact Chris Lewin for further information, or to sign up for the course: cpleviom(at)gmail.com  

Other lessons and learning opportunities in the Island:

Intermediate/advanced lesson with Joan Caine

Joan Caine, RBV, runs a Manx class on Monday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm at Green's Cafe in St. John's. Intermediate and advanced Manx learners are very welcome to join.

Tantaran - Manx lessons in the north of the Island

For information about the work of Tantaran Ramsey Manx Group and lessons in the north of the Island contact Paul Salmon on 451261 and email rhumsaa(at)gmail.com or see Tantaran FB page  @TantaranRamsey 

'Sheshaghyn' - a buddy system from Manx language charity Pobble

Pobble, a Manx language charity who focus on increasing the use of spoken Manx, have a buddy system called 'Sheshaghyn', which helps individuals to learn from a more experienced speaker. Sessions can be arranged in-person or via online platforms such as Google Hangouts, Zoom and Skype. If you would like to find out more about this, and become a Mainshter (mentor) or Prindeys (apprentice), visit the Pobble website

Learn Manx mailing list

To keep abreast of new classes, other learning opportunities and resources, and Manx language events, why not sign up to the Learn Manx mailing list

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Conversational groups

There are normally a number of independent conversational groups that meet. Some are open to new members, while some are closed. This section of the website will be updated with details of groups when Covid concerns have lessened. 

Annual events

A number of events happen throughout the year, which celebrate or feature Manx language. The calendar below, featuring general times of year for different festivals and events, is a useful resource for anyone planning a trip to the Isle of Man, or those who would like to find out more about opportunities to get involved with Manx. You can download the info card as a PDF or view as a jpeg below. If you would like hard copies to distribute, contact Yn Greinneyder or pop into Culture Vannin in St John's.