How do you begin the journey of a thousand miles? … with one step.
Have you tried to learn to speak the Irish language, but stopped because it’s too hard? “There must be something wrong”, you tell yourself. “There must be just something wrong with me. And this stuff I’m trying to learn from”. This is a reminder for you that if it’s difficult, then you’re doing it right, …
Being overwhelmed is probably the most common feeling when you consider learning to speak another language. If you’re reading this, you probably have great personal motivation already: to make a deep personal connection with your Irish heritage. It’s a way to express who you are inside. It’s giving a language to what you feel.
We were recently testing a prototype quiz in our Bitesize Irish Gaelic course. We emailed each member, asking them to take a Bitesize lesson early on in the course to test out the quiz.
Get out your pencil, and start doodling!
Our Bitey way of making a connection with your Irish heritage is the regular immersion of the Irish language. Use any means at your disposal. If it comes down to telling your dog to “Suí síos!”, then so be it. But let’s flip that, and see if it can get you thinking in positive ways.
Our mission is to make the Irish language part of your every day life. Jerry Seinfeld once shared a great technique to do something every day.
When you take our free email course Irish for Beginners, we ask you to email us “What’s holding you back?” Here’s what Dawn emailed us recently: The biggest thing that’s holding me back is lack of access to other Gaelic speakers! I feel a language is a bit useless – unless you have someone to …
Lots of Irish school kids, for example, speak Irish Gaelic with lots correct grammar missing. But you know what? Isn’t that better than speaking no Irish language at all? This applies to you, too. If you’re on your learning journey, be careful not to set your bar for perfection too high.
Break down your learnings this week into little bites.