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
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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
A month? Has it nearly been a month since I blogged? Whoa. September is always busy. It's a month. I'm an academic. Busy. But my magistral work has been time-sensitive in ways that my language learning simply isn't. Add in a need to eat, sleep, eat, commune, eat and eat...and you get no blogging. But … Continue reading go maith leiscéal?
Cette semaine j'y suis allé à la Nouvelle Calédonie, précisement Nouméa, ville capitâle. C'est un endroit bien colonisé: le cultur Kanaky est plutôt effacé. Oui il y a des boulangéries extraordinaire. Et oui, je parles français, donc un destination facile pour moi. Mais je préfère les îles decolonisé, comme the Cook Islands (ignorez le nom … Continue reading tout est chaos
We had our assessment for kete 2 today. Aside from a typical "oh that's what the instructions said" headsmack moment, I did fine. Kete 3 arrived about 10days ago, but I decided to leave it until this kete was wrapped. Time to get cracking!
I have continued to pluck away at my Duolingo and Memrise and Māori Made Easy work. The folks affiliated with Motherfócloir have started giving us Duolingo homework again--which is great, except the homework does not have an aligned lesson about what is being learnt (and assessed). This week's was absolute objects. I could probably figure … Continue reading the liminal
This morning I was listening to podcasts whilst doing my scullery. This week's episode of Motherfócloir opened with a faux Eurovision voting sequence and a brief discussion of the Contest. I was going to fansplain that, in fact, Ireland's most recent victory was in 1996 (rather than 1994). But then Darrach and his ilk wouldn't've … Continue reading gaelige + eurovision = squee
Have been whacking around in Memrise Māori a fair bit this week. Not the best interface and paying for access hasn't improved it. Mostly I'm using it to drill (on a supplementary basis) things like counting. My nemesis. *throwscomputeragainstfireplace* OK, not really...just metaphorically. Am now quite out of the molasses phase of learning Irish and … Continue reading kotahi eejit