Language Explorers facilitator training and work opportunity

Language Explorers facilitator training and work opportunity

Train as a Language Explorers facilitator and work with young children and their families in a creative and multilingual way! Mother Tongues is currently training individuals to enter a (paid) panel of facilitators to draw from when delivering workshops in County Dublin.

Are you an artist? Do you have experience developing/delivering creative experiences to children? Are you fluent in another language other than English? Are you passionate about making a difference?


At Mother Tongues, we envision a society that embraces different cultures and languages. Our mission is to curate multilingual creative experiences where artists and communities connect across languages and cultures.

Language Explorers is Mother Tongues’ flagship programme for children aged 3 to 6. Language Explorers provides a child-centred, interactive and engaging experience for all children – monolingual, bilingual and plurilingual.

Who should register?

Developed to be equal parts practical and inspirational, this new training is designed for artists with experience developing and/or delivering creative experiences to children and a passion for working with this audience.

Do you want to…?

Develop your artistic/creative practice further

Improve your facilitation skills to work with children aged 3 to 6

Gain a greater awareness of child bilingualism

Be part of transformative change and have fun in the process


A desire to work with children in the early years is essential.


  • Learn the Language Explorers method 
  • Develop your reflection and facilitation skills
  • Design a programme of Language Explorers workshops based on your artistic practice and background. 
  • Once the training is successfully completed, you will be part of a panel of Language Explorers facilitators. Mother Tongues draws from this panel of freelance contracted facilitators to deliver Language Explorers family workshops within their network. 
Language Explorers Early Years workshops 2022. Mother Tongues. Photography Elena Cristofanon


This training combines online and in-person elements. It will run over 8 weeks with an estimated overall time commitment of 40 hours. Self-directed learning is an important element of this training.

Start/orientation session: online via Zoom. N.B: Our training and Language Explorers workshops are repeated multiple times in the year.  Open for applications throughout the year.

1) Self-led training and online small group video calls

2) In-person observation of other artists

3) Workshop planning in your medium

Open for applications throughout the year.

Mother Tongues is an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage applications from individuals of a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience.

What other Language Explorers facilitators say:

“Working with Mother Tongues Language Explorers changed my perspective of the importance of art when working with children. It has brought my career to another level.”
Fernanda Ferrari photographed by Elena Cristofanon
Fernanda Ferrari
I’m having so much fun creating and delivering these workshops. My lesson so far is to trust the magic of play. [...] I feel like I’m at the beginning of a deep and transformative journey and I have a lot to give but much much more to learn.
Language Explorers workshop. Mother Tongues.
Carmel Stephens

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