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The YouTube approach to learning Irish

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The man behind YouTube hit songs ‘as Gaeilge’ believes he has discovered an effective teaching method

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

My cousin from Ireland–who happens to be an Ed Tech–posted this on her Facebook account. She’s been posting several of these videos by this fellow over the last week or two. In many respects, this is not a new approach. Many foreign language programs use song to teach new languages, and this shows that Gaelic (or should I say Gaeilge) is still alive and well. I’ve always wanted to learn, but there’s no practical use for it unless I go to my ancenstral lands someday. Still, these are a fun way to learn! (For me–I need to SEE the words too. I’m like that with English as well!)

Great use of digital and mobile media. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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