Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live that Dublin expat life? To move to Ireland’s booming capital and start a new life? Well, that’s what María Ortega did and I’m chatting with her today.

María first moved to Cork, a city in the West of Ireland, and after spending some time travelling the world and being a digital nomad, she felt Ireland calling her back again.

She tried to settle once again in Cork but found that she needed to move somewhere bigger, but that still had a chill vibe: that place was Dublin.

In our chat she tells us about Dublin expat life and why she established such a special connection with Ireland.

Not only that, but María is also an experienced Spanish teacher so she shared her insights into language learning.

Slow Learning

One of those insights includes the importance of “slow learning”. Slow learning means recognising that language learning is a life-long endeavour, that there are no quick-fixes. She also speaks about the importance of heart-based learning over brain-based learning.

Are you interested in learning more about her method of language learning? Well, she is currently writing a book on language learning so make sure to check out her website and follow her on instagram to keep up to date.

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T R U E · V O I C E⁣ ⁣ “𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘺𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘤, 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩.” – Terence McKenna⁣ ⁣ I love language. I love words. And as Jason Silva said, “I language therefore I become”. I truly believe that words and not only descriptive, they are transformative.⁣ ⁣ They are the channel we use to access other peoples consciousness but also how we access ours.⁣ ⁣ “We language, therefore we become”⁣ ⁣ And this becoming passes through finding our own idiolect beyond our mother language. Our true voice in any language we speak.⁣ ⁣ When, in our open communication with another person we express aspects of who we are and this resonates with that individual, we are offered some form of validation that we know who we are or can understand ourselves better. And this is a necessary step for connection.⁣ ⁣ Expressing your true voice is at the base of human connection.⁣ ⁣ Before we can express our true voice, we need to find it and this is no easy feat for some of us who lived under the illusion that we can express through other people’s linguistic perspective. We need to find our perspective and that perspective changes with every language we speak or try to.⁣ ⁣ It requires work.⁣ ⁣ Play, exploration and self-discovery are the means and the end.⁣ ⁣ 14th February 2020 starts the 3-week course that can help you find your true voice in Spanish. ⁣ Join us enrolling Spanish Through Poetry and give yourself the gift of becoming and connecting with your soul.⁣ ⁣ https://mariaortegagarcia.com/poetry #spanishthroughpoetry #multilingualpoetry #truevoice #embodiedspanish #embodiedlanguage #mindfulnessandlanguages #speakspanishspreadlove #jasonsilva #terencemckenna #learnspanishandknowyourself #learnspanishandgrow #poetry #creativewriting #findyourtruevoice #mariaortegagarcia #studygram #languagegram #spanishlove #expatinspain #traveltospain #triptospain #trueself #languagepractice

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I believe this podcast will be of great use to anyone considering starting a new life in Ireland so make sure to grab a cup of coffee, relax and let María talk you through her experience.

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