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Experience of Clilstore workshops to Gaelic summer course students at SMO

Deagh aithisg aig Caoimhìn an seo, le pàirt cudromach aig Guthan nan Eilean san obair.

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Over the last few weeks, I have been delivering Clilstore workshops to adult learner students on the Gaelic language short courses here at SMO, and I thought it would be worth sharing my experiences with the list…

Clilstore – or rather the combination of Clilstore, Gordon’s “Guthan nan Eilean” (Island Voices) videos, and the excellent “Faclair Beag” Gaelic to English online dictionary (which does lemmatization) – proved very popular indeed. A typical comment was, “Why have we not heard about this before?” I came across some of the students using it for themselves in the evenings and weekends outside of classes.

Demonstrations with an overhead projector were ok, but hands-on workshops worked much better. The Clilstore interface is now clear enough that it doesn’t need much of any demonstration beforehand. The students’ familiarity with computers varied widely though, so it was good to have them on individual computers…

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