Why I started Gaeilge le Jane
I set up a TikTok page in December 2020 to promote Gaeilge online. Now I have 23.7K followers. In September 2022 I received a message:
"Do you teach Irish online?"
I taught the lesson on Zoom and I enjoyed it so much I decided to offer individual classes which quickly filled up.
I was getting to know my students but they didn't know each other. I wanted to create a community of Irish speakers (an e-Gaeltacht!).
Now I host a free monthly Ciorcal Comhrá on Zoom and I have a WhatsApp group for my students or whoever would like to join in.
Now it feels like a community as so many of my students know each other and enjoy communicating with each other through Irish!
Join a group class, our WhatsApp group, our regular informal Ciorcal Comhrá or start an on-demand course.
Beatha teanga í a labhairt! The life of a language is in its speaking!