Tha 1.1 millean luchd-leantail aig duilleag Facebook na Comhairle Breatannaich airson luchd-teagaisg na Beurla: Teaching English – British Council.
Agus air an t-seachdain seo, chaidh fios a chur thuca mu thachartais chudromaich ann an saoghal na Gàidhlig ann an Uibhist a Deas nuair a chaidh post a sgaoileadh air an duilleag le ceangal ann dhan bhidio aig Guthan nan Eilean air Ceòlas. Chaidh ceangal a bharrachd a chur ann cuideachd dhan aonad ann an Clilstore a tha stèidhte air an aon bhidio.
Tha luchd-teagaisg agus luchd-ionnsachaidh na Beurla ann gu pailt air feadh an t-saoghail. Nach math gun deach a chur nan cuimhne nach e dùthaich dìreach aon-chànanach a th’ ann am Breatann fhèin!
“Whether it be a drama, documentary or even a music video, we want to see films by community groups which give insight into that community and/or explore themes important to it. Why not document a project or event that is taking place in your community? And, in communities everywhere there are significant people that have great stories to tell.”
“We are looking for 3-5 minute films that are original, entertaining and watchable. Don’t worry too much about production values as long as there is a steady picture and good quality sound. That’s all we’re looking for in this category.”
If any Uibhistich are interested in making a film for the community category, but feel they would like some support, they are welcome to get in touch with us here at Guthan nan Eilean/Island Voices to see how we might help. Call or text Gordon Wells on 07879 644984.
The new Uist community radio station “An Radio” took a major step forward over the weekend when it started broadcasting online. Just go to their website at www.anradio.info and then click on the “An Radio Player” icon. It’s still early days for the station, but you’ll find plenty of music, interspersed with samples of local features and interviews. An Radio has already started recruiting volunteers to get involved in the project. If you’re interested you can get in touch through the website.
Clearly, there are and will be plenty of opportunities to get involved in making it a genuine community venture, and maximising local content. Island Voices/Guthan nan Eilean can help too! You will already hear some examples from our archive on the An Radio playlists, and we stand ready to assist anyone who wants to “dip their toe in the water”…. Good luck!
Are you a language teacher interested in using the modern technology as a tool of language learning? Does lack of support and knowledge prevent you from meaningful use of ICT in class? Do you know what CLIL and CALL stand for? Are you familiar with „Task-based learning“?
Nowadays, there is a large number of teachers who want to use innovative methods.
Following on from the “Tug of War”, here’s a second helping in this series of occasional samplings of old Bi Beò songs re-presented on Clilstore for the benefit of Gaelic learners – Sgath Sgitheanach.
Music from this track was used in the Series 2 Generations documentary about Sabhal Mòr Ostaig itself, so this view of the college, taken from the video, seems an appropriate image with which to illustrate the song. There are still plenty of Uibhistich at the college, both staff and students – no doubt happy to share enthusiastically in the spirit that the song celebrates…
PS. Here’s the “raw” track, if you’d like to hear it first before reading the lyrics on Clilstore:
Tha sreath de choinneamhan gu bhith ann an ath-sheachdain eadar Uibhist a Tuath, Beinn na Faoghla, agus Uibhist a Deas.
Tuilleadh fiosrachaidh air an t-sanas.
Susan Bell from Glasgow University is seeking the opinions of fluent Gaelic speakers on “new” Gaelic.
A series of sessions has been arranged for next week between North Uist, Benbecula, and South Uist.
More information on the poster.
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Island Voices activist Mary Morrison was busy in Balivanich School before the summer. Under her guidance, and with the support of Cothrom Family Learning, a group of eager young storytellers put together a fantastic new interpretation of Eric Carle’s well-known and well-loved tale of “The Very Busy Spider” – complete with glove puppets, illustrative booklets, and this amazing video.
Parents and other helpers also played their part in a truly creative and collaborative venture. Well done all!
This video now joins others in the Island Voices “Pot Luck” playlist. Take a look and see what other treats lie there…