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Language: Manx

  • Apr 08, 2012
  • 12:57 PM

Bilingual fairytale

RUTH Blindell, a teacher at the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh in St John’s, has published her first book in celebration of the Manx language, culture and mythical legends. Finlo and the Fairy Kings follows the Little People (fairies) as they battle to save the beautiful Dhoon Glen from the destructive plans of Mr Pratt, a cliff full of seagulls and a squadron of ruthless rodents.
  • Mar 16, 2012
  • 06:10 PM

Minister says 'non' to axing Manx lessons ahead of French

Adrian Darbyshire / Isle of Man Today
EDUCATION and Children Minister Peter Karran has defended the axing of French lessons for primary school children – while Manx language teaching has been saved.
  • Mar 10, 2012
  • 08:37 PM

Manx school celebrates (video)

Isle of Man News
The Manx Gaelic School, or Bunscoill Ghaelgagh in Manx, is celebrating its 10th year
  • Dec 09, 2011
  • 09:38 PM

New head of Manx language teaching appointed

Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Developments in the teaching of Manx in schools mean there are now far greater opportunities for young people wishing to learn the Island's native language than there were when the subject was re-established in schools in 1992.
  • Nov 17, 2011
  • 03:31 PM

Celtic Leage Conference 2011: Key Note Speech

Peter Berresford Ellis / Agence Bretagne Presse
In his speech Mr Berresford Ellis explores some of the developments within the Celtic countries over the fifty year period from when the League was first established in 1961.
  • Oct 24, 2011
  • 03:39 AM

Manx language certificates for adult students at the Isle of Man College

Bill Dale /
ADULT students who study at the Isle of Man College have been awarded GCSE equivalent qualifications in the Manx language. The General Certificate in Manx has been achieved by four students who sat the examination in June. The certificates were presented this week at the college.
  • Jul 27, 2011
  • 12:50 AM

Keeping the Cornish language alive by taking tips from our Manx cousins

West Briton
The Manx language schools are run by a charity called Mooinjer Veggey (MV), which has been in existence for about 13 years. Places at the nursery schools are funded by the IoM Government and the schools are all very popular. Part of the reason why I wanted to visit these schools was to develop my own professional practice as a Cornish-language early years teacher....
  • Jul 13, 2011
  • 09:44 AM

Can the Internet Save Endangered Languages? (VIDEO)

Kristina C /
32-year-old South Dakotan Biagio Arobba has created LiveandTell, “a user-generated content site for documenting and learning rare languages.” The site is more, says GOOD magazine, like a social network site than Wikipedia, as users can upload photos and multiple audio files (containing the pronunciation of a word in Lakota, for instance) and text.
  • May 24, 2011
  • 08:18 PM

Manx language revived in schools with over 1,000 pupils now learning

Tessa Hawley /
THE Manx language has seen a revival in schools across the Isle of Man thanks to more opportunities for young people who wish to learn the native language. More than 1,000 pupils now learn Manx in primary schools and around 100 are studying it at secondary level.