Maintaining Fluency
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Oct 14, 2012

Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone had advice at maintaining fluency in your second language. I continue to talk to Irish natives but I was wondering if anyone else had more ideas. So far here is what I have come up with:

1. watching Irish(Gaeilge) tv

2. Listening to Irish radio

3. Teaching students

4. Creating and recording dialogue


 

Recep Kurt  Identity Verified
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Take notes Oct 15, 2012

When I was learning English I too used to watch TV and listen to talk shows on the radio and I found it very helpful to take notes as well in order to learn phrasal verbs, idioms etc...

 

Allyson Sigman
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Irish...that's tuff Jan 24, 2013

If you spoke a more widely used language, I would have some tips for you. But Gaelic, as far as I know, is more or less dying out. From what I have been told, you would be hard pressed to find people who consider themselves native speakers of Irish.

That being said, remember the 4 main subject groups in any language: speaking, listening, reading, writing. You seem to be focusing mostly on the first two. What about finding some old gaelic texts and translating them. Or starting a blo
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If you spoke a more widely used language, I would have some tips for you. But Gaelic, as far as I know, is more or less dying out. From what I have been told, you would be hard pressed to find people who consider themselves native speakers of Irish.

That being said, remember the 4 main subject groups in any language: speaking, listening, reading, writing. You seem to be focusing mostly on the first two. What about finding some old gaelic texts and translating them. Or starting a blog in gaelic.
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