June 21, 2013 | Irish

Skyping Experiment in English as a Second Language

I want to test out online teaching techniques for ESL. A few good volunteers needed.

Greetings, dear readers! Last night I gave a presentation about this project at the Brooklyn Public Library. The event was great fun, and I will post video excerpts as soon as possible. Me at the Brooklyn Public Library in Greenpoint …

June 29, 2013 | Irish

Searching for Irish (the Language) in New York

In which I talk to a nice woman from Ireland.

I haven’t exactly found Irish speakers in New York, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t here. This has been a terribly busy month workwise, and I confess it is one of my most delinquent months for language…

June 30, 2013 | Irish

Field Trip: Woodlawn Heights, the Bronx

In which I hear Irish accents but not Irish.

Today, a quiet Sunday and the final day of my Irish studies, I took a trip to the Bronx. I rode the 2 train to 233rd Street, then caught the Bx31 bus to Katonah Avenue in Woodlawn Heights, a heavily Irish…