Podcast 104: Best Of – Start Something

Dineen Grow appeared way back in 2014 on the “Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast” as it was called then. We keep coming back to her message of not accepting that you’re on your own on this Irish language journey. You can start something. The tools of technology give us no more excuses. Original Episode 23 New

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Podcast 103: You’re The Hero

In this story of journeying through the Irish language, you’re the hero. It’s a tough dangerous road out there, but someone’s got to do it. You hear that deep calling in your heart, and you don’t let that go. The prize at the end is realising that you’re already good enough, and you become a

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Podcast 102: Being an Impostor

Being a learner of the Irish language will inevitably get you to question your own accomplishments, and feeling like a fraud! “Who am I to try to speak Irish, I can’t even introduce myself!” you might tell yourself. But you can act generously and act despite the feeling of being an impostor. Upcoming Bitesize Irish

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Podcast 101: Not Just a New Look

Bitesize has a new logo, a new look. But that’s not the important bit. The much more important bit is our focus on how to help you: Gaeilge GACH Lá. Irish EVERY Day. With upcoming new memberships, some with access to Bitesize Pobal private community, you’ll be able to make new connections with others on

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Podcast 100: Speaking Irish Despite Fear

What stops you from speaking Irish? That fear can stop you attending a class, an immersion learning event, or just asking to have practice conversations with others. Seth Godin calls frustration the “evil twin of learning” (in book “What to do when it’s your turn”). Fear might be the “evil twin” of speaking a language

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Podcast 099: One Bite at a Time

Reconnecting with our idea of “bitesize” Irish. Why small pieces? Well, it’s not your fault. The Irish language can seem overwhelming and daunting. We can end up with self-blame and self-judgement for not understanding more, not being “better”. But this is a calling. A life-long journey. By accepting that the journey is already good enough

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Podcast 098: Better Than Fluency

“I want to be fluent enough in the Irish language in a year’s time, to be able to have a simple conversation with a native.” What could be better than having this generally unattainable goal for yourself? Possibly, it’s to to have a goal of fluency. Although (or because) the following audio is based on

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Podcast 097: Visiting Ireland Car-Free

Rather than renting a car, and driving around, what other ways can you get to know Ireland? By taking a different approach, you can end up exploring the country, experiencing it in a different light. References: The Economist, Aug 15th 2019, “One way or another the deluge is coming“. 20cm sea rise since the start

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Podcast 096: Action Precedes Clarity

Do you feel like there’s no point in listening to the Irish language, because you won’t understand enough? As Scott Perry has said, action precedes clarity. You can listen before you understand You can look before you can read You can read before you can write You can repeat aloud before you can express yourself

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Podcast 095: The Workshop Approach

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

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