Madainn mhath a h-uile duine,
From our first sessions at Liam Flynn’s Ale House, a small, serious core of Gaelic learners has formed. However, we have met far more people who have a serious interest in Gaelic language and culture than can commit to our class nights. Many folks on our own mailing list are far flung, and many on our list and others that we meet elsewhere have expressed that they cannot get to the class from work on time, or it’s too far to get home, or other things that have to do with time constraints and conflicting obligations.
Last night Scott and I discussed ways of creating more opportunities for Gaelic learning, and want to pose one possibility.
If we were to start a group online session, using Skype or Google Hangouts, would you be interested in participating? The sessions would be the same as our face-to-face sessions, using the same materials, and including the song learning we have recently started.
If there is interest and we start online group sessions, we would find ways of creating opportunities for in-person interaction. We are not fixed yet on what those would be, but they could include things like céilidhs, conversation sessions to use the Gaelic being learned, being together at Celtic festivals, and hikes.
We are trying to make a decision about this over the next week. Please let me know if you would be interested in being part of a group online Gaelic class by writing to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to our teacher, Scott Morrison, at email@example.com.
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