The Manx language, is a Gaelic language, spoken on the Isle of Man.

Manx or Gailck/Gaelg was considered extincted in 1974 with the death of the last native Manx speaker Ned Maddrell.
Since the late 20th century a long process of revitalisation of this beautiful language has taken place, and it is now spoken by a dedicated and growing minority.

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First lessons in Manx, Edmund Goodwin

Photo credit: Culture Vannin


Personalised learning experience customised to each individuals needs and suitable for learners of all levels: beginner level, intermediate and advanced.  Learn to read, write and speak the Celtic language of the Isle of Man.  All grammar covered with the focus on speaking and understanding.


Conversation groups based on reading and discussing a text in Manx.  Check below for the next coming courses online or face to face.
An excellent way for intermediate speakers to improve their fluency and vocabulary.

If you would like to study with a partner, friend or colleague we also offer special prices for small groups.


Hunt the stones

Do you like walking, hiking and finding treasures? Our Paul Rogers has hidden more than 20 stones in the Island's hills, with Manx written on them! Follow our De Linguis page on Facebook for monthly clues to find at least one of the stones.

Find them, take a picture, share it and spread Manx all around!

Sir John Rhys, the first Professor of Celtic in the University of Oxford visited the Island in 1886 looking for people who still spoke Manx so he could write down phonetically how they pronounced the words.  He collected information in diaries and then used this information to write his "Outlines of the Phonology of Manx Gaelic", printed in 1895.

He stayed a few days in Kirk Michael and obtained linguistic material from Mr and Mrs Cannell who also told him of a curious stone said to be on the top of "𝕊𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕄𝕠𝕦𝕟𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕟" on which was written:

Chyndaa mee harish as inchym duitch naight

and when turned it says:

Ta brot che mai dy vridagh aran kryi (?mielagh or meighey) Chyndaa mi harrish myr va mi roi”. 

Where is the 𝕊𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕄𝕠𝕦𝕟𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕟?
Did you find the stone? 


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