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Live Zoom classes

Culture Vannin currently offers four live Zoom lessons each week. Sessions are not recorded, but learning materials are made available for participants. New members are always welcome: please email gaelg(at) 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.

  • 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: five classes will take place before Christmas (2021) and five after Christmas. 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)  

'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

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