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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?
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!
Today I wrapped up the assessment book for kete 2. This kete had more scripts (3) and the pacing of things has accelerated. But that's a good thing: there's been enough to do that some of it is sticking. Using Memrise is proving to be an excellent accompaniment--to an extent that I've paid for a … Continue reading kete 2
I am slowly whacking my way through @TeWananga 's PapaReo (kete 2). In fact, I've finished the workbook and will shortly complete the assessment book. It's accelerated a fair bit from kete 1, which works for me. When learning a language I need a fair bit of intensity for anything to stick. Until recently, little … Continue reading More reo. And irish. But more reo
The last couple of days have been a struggle. Not (merely) with respect to my language learning: in a much broader sense the black dog has been stalking me since Thursday. Yesterday (Friday) the fucker fairly chewed on me for most of the day...the nurturing salve of tacos for dinner didn't have its usually healing … Continue reading Decolonization as emotional work
In today's post: All the books (Source: John P Egan) I need to up my game with respect to the reo, so I'm moving beyond my Wānanga course. Which is great on its own terms, but I need to use more differentiated instruction and self-regulated learning strategies. I need to do more.
After a couple of reschedules, yesterday I passed my kete #1 assessment in te reo Māori!
Last night I finished kete 1 in my Wānanga te reo Māori course. Tomorrow we have our first group assessment. Am shitting myself. Week 4 in my Irish 103 MOOC starts too. No soiled knickers in relation to that. Whomever is our compère in the Duolingo Irish class keeps feeding us homework, which I am … Continue reading kete 1 done
Potato. Now that's an important word for me! Even more so as today is an intermittent fasting day for me. Most days it's OK; today it's been a struggle. I did crack back into te reo today, motivating like many a bog-standard student by fear: next week we have our assessment for this kete. Another … Continue reading Rīwai/Prátaí