Could you take a “workshop” approach to organising your fellow Irish language learners, so that you all move toward being of Gaeilge? Even as a dedicated attendee of Irish language classes, that usually only happens once per week. How can you expect to advance your mastery of a language if you don’t use it every
To speak the Irish language, you need to use it every day. Gaeilge GACH Lá. Irish EVERY day. Put another way: the best way to not speak the language is to not use it every day. In his book, Master, Robert Greene talks about first discovering your Life’s Task. I’ll assume that part of your
You’re interested in speaking the Irish language, so that you can connect with others, and use that connection to get a deeper sense of belonging. It’s a direct connection with your past. Speaking the Irish language cannot be achieved by the strategy of showing up to a class once per week for twelve weeks, for
Do you want to get a chance to practice speaking the Irish language? It can be really hard to find the chance to practice speaking Irish. Probably your main bottlenecks are your own time/energy, and having access to someone who speaks Irish. So here’s our proposal: Accept that you should practice Irish conversation more often
Are you more like John or Mary in this episode at your Irish language classes? Even if you don’t attend classes, you might pick up some inspiration of this episode of the Bitesize Irish Podcast. Leave your reply below.
Are you an avid Irish language learner, or is it best to park it to the side for a while? This fun quiz will get you to rate your own approach to learning to speak the Irish language. Related: Creating is learning. And you might also like: Start Something! Podcast with Dineen Grow (Podcast 023).
We got a tonne of interest from Podcast 088: Music to Connect with Ireland. Singing in the Irish language is a fantastic way to share your love for the Irish language with others, and to get to know the language deeper. That’s why we made videos for three traditional Irish Gaelic songs (plus a full
Music is a personal thing. There are some contemporary artists in Ireland and further on producing fantastic music that help you connect with Ireland. Mentioned in this show: Three traditional Irish language songs available from Bitesize Irish Fionn – The Opera – go support them: Song featured: Silvery Dew by Nissim Khalifa On Facebook Playlist
After the honeymoon of starting off with learning the Irish language, how do you keep going? How do you make it sustainable for yourself? In this episode, we focus on how to enjoy the everyday moment of it. [T]he ultimate goals of these activities … are also important but true enjoyment comes from the steps
Eoin lays out a case for using a simplified form of the Irish language. The alternative is to never speak it because you don’t think you’re grammatically accurate enough. In reality, many speakers of Irish Gaelic already don’t speak accurately. There is certainly a tension there: the spoken fluent accurate Irish language is beautiful to