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September 2020

Online Arabic classes Open-Day

05/09/2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free
arabic classes

Arabic classes for children: online information session Mother Tongues offers Arabic lessons for native speakers. This group includes children who learned the language in Arabic speaking countries and children who learned it in Ireland and elsewhere. The aim of this course is to tackle multidisciplinary topics using the Arabic language, working on oral and written skills. Enrolment is now open at this link https://mothertongues.ie/arabic-online/ and classes will start on September 19th. If you want to meet the teacher, find out…

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Raising bilingual children: 5 super tips for success in the early years

23/09/2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
webinar 1

Find out about some of the key tips to successfully raise bilingual children, and bring all your questions! Dr Francesca La Morgia will address your doubts, concerns and curiosities in a lively Q&A. Free to Mother Tongues members The webinar will be followed by Q&A! If you can't attend the webinar, don't worry! We will make it available on our members' page, which is full of great content! Become a member now: mothertongues.ie/membership/ If you are already a member, register…

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Heritage language teach meet

29/09/2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
teach meet september

Join us for another interesting exploration of techniques, tips and resources for teaching heritage languages. Every meeting is an opportunity to get together, learn, share experiences and develop new skills! The meeting is free and open only to Mother Tongues members. To become a member, please visit https://mothertongues.ie/for-heritage-language-schools/ This month we are discussing tips and ideas to teach heritage languages online. The focus will be on preschoolers and primary school children. The speakers are Aga Pedrak, Polish language teacher, and…

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October 2020

Raising bilingual children: 5 super tips for success in the primary school years

07/10/2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
webinar 2

Find out about some of the key tips to successfully keep up the use of the home language in the primary school years, and bring all your questions! Dr Francesca La Morgia will address your doubts, concerns and curiosities in a lively Q&A. Free and open to all Mother Tongues members! . If you can't attend the webinar, don't worry! We will make it available on our members' page, which is full of great content! Become a member now: mothertongues.ie/membership/…

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My bilingual baby: getting started on the bilingualism journey

20/10/2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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We know that setting out on the bilingualism journey can be daunting at first, so join this webinar to find out about the initial steps you can take to bring up your child speaking two or more languages, and what you need to expect in the first year of life. If you can't attend the webinar, don't worry! We will make it available on our members' page, which is full of great content! Become a member now: mothertongues.ie/membership/ If you…

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Heritage language teach meet

27/10/2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
teach meet october

This month, we will talk about bilingual children’s understanding of self and the role of learning heritage languages in this process. Our first guest, Nadja Hernker, an educator, coach and therapist with many years of experience in working with multilingual children and families, will present about “A child’s language(s): understanding others and being understood in who you are, where you come from and who you can become in the future”.⠀ Annie Asgard will present about the relationship between HL schools…

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November 2020

Tips and techniques to boost the home language in 2 and 3 year olds

03/11/2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
webinar 4

The bilingual toddler is the most fascinating language machine! When children reach the age of 2, many parents are full of questions about reaching milestones, about language switching and generally about how to help the child to develop each language successfully. In this webinar, you will learn about some typical phenomena and developmental milestones as well as some simple techniques to boost language and communication skills in young children. If you can't attend the webinar, don't worry! We will make…

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Mother Tongues Heritage Language Conference

20/11/2020 - 21/11/2020
conference

The 2020 edition of the Heritage Language Education Conference is organised jointly by Mother Tongues (Ireland) & Móðurmál (Iceland) and will take place online on 20-21 November 2020. The conference is free for Mother Tongues and Móðurmál members. If you are not a member you can register below.  This year more than ever, community-based language schools need to stand together and learn from each other. Our 2020 edition of the Heritage Language Education Conference creates a unique opportunity for teachers,…

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December 2020

Heritage language teach meet

08/12/2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
teach_meet_nov

How can community language schools connect with mainstream schools? In this teach-meet, we will discuss ways for mainstream teachers and community language teachers to connect and be aware of each others' work, to best understand the full experience of bilingual and multilingual children who attend both mainstream school and weekend/complementary/heritage language classes. Invited speakers include Eddie Fox, principal of Griffith Barracks Multi-denominational School, Ivana Rocca Kovářová, Česká škola Dublin (Czech School Dublin) and Dr Francesca La Morgia, Director of Mother…

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January 2021

Living with three languages

January 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
trilingual children

In this webinar for parents of trilingual children, we will discuss the ways in which children become trilingual, and the techniques to develop two different home languages in addition to the school language. If your child is between the ages of 0 and 6, you speak two languages in your household, and your child is using a different language outside the home or at school, this course is for you! If you can't attend the webinar, don't worry! We will…

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