Want to Learn Gaelic?
There are now more opportunities than ever to learn Gaelic in Nova Scotia. Universities and several public schools offer the language as part of their regular curriculum. Gaelic courses are also offered at the Gaelic College during the summer months. There are also many more resources available for Gaelic learners of all levels.
The Atlantic Gaelic Academy (AGA) is a Scottish Gaelic language school, dedicated to teaching its students to read, write, and speak the Gaelic language. Its goal is to increase the number of Gaelic speakers by making Gaelic courses and education available to learners wherever they live.
Celtic Studies at St. Francis Xavier University has as its core the languages, literatures, and histories of Celtic-speaking peoples, from the Continental Celts of ancient Gaul to the modern survivals in Scotland, Ireland, the island of Man, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany. It extends into a range of topics, including archaeology, art, music, literature, folklore, religion, dance, immigration and ethnic studies.
The Beaton Institute is the official repository for historically significant records of Cape Breton University. Additionally, the Institute is a cultural heritage archive mandated to preserve the social, economic, political, and cultural history of Cape Breton Island. It is a centre for local, regional, national, and global research and strives to promote inquiry through innovative academic and public programming initiatives.
The Celtic Music Centre is a not-for-profit society and a one-of-a-kind facility located in the tiny village of Judique, Cape Breton Island. Our mandate is to collect, preserve and promote the traditional Celtic music of Cape Breton Island through Education, Research and Performance. The CMIC offers an in-depth look into the history, culture and music of Cape Breton Island in an authentic and lively atmosphere.