Colmcile has furnished the opportunity for a significant number of students and others to develop skills in Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic respectively. For those unable to attend courses Colmcille has completed a syllabus for two fully edited 18 unit self-study courses in Gàidhlig for speakers of Gaeilge, and in Gaeilge for speakers of Gàidhlig.
The syllabus takes full cognisance of the challenges facing speakers of either these two Celtic languages wishing to learn the other language. Course content includes the compilation and development of a variety of material including 'authentic material' such as adverts, radio programmes etc. to provide a rich linguistic input for learners in each unit.