#COVID19 has derailed my language learning. Starting to slowly reboot things. Am back working through the first Gaelige gan stro book: about 2/3 of the way through it. My aim is a chapter a week, more or less. So that will carry me into October or November. There's a second book after that, so with … Continue reading Back at it
Level 2 plus kete 4 = :)
Earlier this week I returned to the topic in Duolingo Irish that's vexed me the most: Verbal nouns. It was only slightly vexatious this time: I had only stumbled through two early lessons when I'd lost the will to live. So this represents finishing most of level 1 and all of level 2 on verbal … Continue reading Level 2 plus kete 4 = 🙂
Nollaig shona duit agus meri kerihimete
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
I have enrolled in Level 2 te reo Māori at te Wānanga o Aotearoa, commencing in March 2020.
done and dusted; will continue
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
Tá mé san Eoraip!
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!
ka kitē kete toru
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!
tout est chaos
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
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