This last fornight has been crunch-time, work-wise. It's been something of a shite year work-wise too. So last week I decided to pull the plug a couple of days early: the 18th was my last working date for 2019. W00t! Aotearoa does some things really well and some things less so. Christmas here is awesome. … Continue reading Nollaig shona duit agus meri kerihimete
ka pai 🙂
I have enrolled in Level 2 te reo Māori at te Wānanga o Aotearoa, commencing in March 2020.
Yesterday I presented my paper at the World Conference on Online Learning here in Dublin/i mBaile Átha Cliath. Te Whakapaipai, Dílárúchán: Towards Decolonisation via the Digital Self-Directed Study of Indigenous Languages Here's the abstract: In this paper I reflect on the praxis of being a self-directed (Knowles, 1975) second language learner in two Indigenous languages—one … Continue reading done and dusted; will continue
Cen chaoi bhfuil tú? Kei te pehea koe? Tá mé tuirseach Kei te ngenge ahau. And I have every right to be tired! Greetings from Vienna Airport. I left Auckland around 21h on Saturday night. It is now 05h41 in Auckland on Monday morning. Yup, 37 hours en route, and still have one more (shortish) … Continue reading Tá mé san Eoraip!
I have finished kete 3. I have finished the assessment book for kete 3. I will not be assessed until 14 November. I am pleased about all of this. I depart in a week for Europe (via Beijing) so it all has to be done before I leave. In fact, will only have returned from … Continue reading ka kitē kete toru
This week I've somewhat re-dedicated myself to my work in te reo Māori. When I started the week I was about halfway through 175 pages of learning activities in Kete 3. Suffice to say I was rather daunted...and not doing well at motivating myself to crack into things again. I'm reminded how reliant I've become … Continue reading ka pai!