Parents as a resource for multilingual classrooms
Language Explorers gets recognition for Parental Engagement
Our programme Language Explorers has been selected as one of the most impactful and scalable innovations in education for the HundrED Spotlight on Parental Engagement!
Language Explorers is Mother Tongues’ award-winning language awareness initiative for primary schools. Its activities are designed to raise awareness of linguistic diversity in the classroom and in the community and to promote an interest in language learning. The project is one of the 12 selected innovations, chosen from 187 submissions from almost 50 countries!
Language Explorers has been designed to encourage children to embrace all languages positively, nurture children’s understanding of linguistic diversity in the classroom and in the community they live in and enable children to build on prior knowledge and experience of language and language learning.
Parents are encouraged to act as language Ambassadors. With the help of parents, through interactive games, art-making, singing, storytelling and story writing, children become aware of their own language abilities and learn something new about each other and about the people who live in their local communities.
Our classroom practice was filmed as an example of good practice as part of the VirtuLApp project, a 3-year Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Strategic Partnership project: https://vimeo.com/512161798