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Aran and his audience of millions


#1

Aran will be giving Jeremy Vine a 10-minute Welsh lesson on air tomorrow. What a way to celebrate St David’s Day!


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#2

Wow, what a fantastic opportunity for SSIW to get some exposure. Presumably Aran is ‘dialling in’ ?

That has got to be worth a listen! :smile: :smile:

Rich :slight_smile:


#3

This is awesome for helping more people to know about, to listen to, and try speaking, Welsh.

Who would have thought that a London-based journalist would become so supportive and interested in our language and culture?

@aran, I hope that you have a wonderful experience doing this- ond cofia, paid ag addysgu Jeremy sut i regi! :man_teacher:


#4

No, he’s actually making the trip down to London. That has to be done face-to-face for it to work well.


#5

That’ll be two of us in London - will it be able to cope??


#6

I’ve just realised this was already posted under a different topic, so I didn’t recognise it. If anyone wants to comment further, just pop over to Article by Aran in Nation Cymru where you’ll get all the background leading up to it as well :slight_smile:


#7

Is it on at 12 o’clock? Just says lunchtime :thinking:


#8

Over in the other thread, Aran says they are due to start at 1pm :slight_smile:


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#9

I’ve just checked the BBC 2 Schedule and the Jeremy Vine programme goes out between noon and 2 pm so Aran must be halfway in. I’ll be tuning in from noon “ar y ffordd i Lundain” :slight_smile:


#10

Thanks Dee


#11

Yeah, I was feeling quite relaxed about it until you phrased it like that… :wink:


#12

Pob lwc heddiw! Not that you’ll need it :smile:


#13

Top stuff @aran That was fantastic.


#14

Fantastic chat with Jeremy Vine today. I hope that traditional teachers take note of your system Aran.
Brian


#15

Wasn’t it though? I got quite emotional. I hope that lots of people listening will.be motivated to give SSiW a go. It demonstrated so well what a brilliant technique of teaching Aran has developed


#16

What you managed to fit into that ten minutes or so was truly remarkable, Aran. And in fairness to Jeremy, he was an excellent, enthusiastic learner. I don’t recall ever hearing anything quite like it on mainstream radio.


#17

Here’s the link for anyone who wants to listen back, the item begins about 1.05 in to the programme.


#18

I managed to find Radio 2 on the car stereo after setting Radio Cymru as my default programme for months. Really enjoyed the programme and what an advert for SSIW that was. I switched straight back to radio Cymru to find the Jeremy vine programme being discussed and heard Nicky bigging up SSIW’S method and Beca Brown and crew mentioned too. What a great day for this community that has been created. I will look forward to the Bangor uni idea developing in the future.
There was a down side as after completing all the challenges I expected to be better than Jeremy vine but failed on ‘want to’ i said moyn ha. I’ve been gogged again. :joy:


#19

Yep, just 10 mins after his Radio 2 appearance, Aran appeared on Taro’r Post with Garry Owen! A few of us made it on too!

For SSIW related highlights:

29:00ish: Beca talking.
47:45ish: Aran talking.
55:00: Me talking.
58:00: Me again.


#20

Brilliant diolch. I missed aran and Beca. :+1: