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June 2020

What’s your name? at Cruinniú na nÓg

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Cruinniú

Our project What's your name?, commissioned as part of the Mother Tongues Festival, has now transformed and will be presented as a documentary showcasing the stories told by children about their own names. We created this film for Cruinniú na nÓg to raise awareness of the importance of learning to say all names properly because it matters! Over the last few days, we have read several articles and posts on social media showing that so many people are interested in…

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Teaching heritage languages during the pandemic: challenges and opportunities

June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Teaching heritage languages during the pandemic: challenges and opportunities

Our speaker Anna Yashchenko will discuss teaching and learning challenges and opportunities during the pandemic. The Heritage Language Teach meets organised by Mother Tongues bring together community-based heritage language teachers who work in Ireland. The goal of the meetings is to share experiences and learn from one another. Teachers of more than 10 different languages have been attending from every part of Ireland, so now it is your turn to join this friendly network of passionate professionals! The event is…

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Refugee Voices

June 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NaTakallam

We are delighted to be able to offer a free Refugee Voices session, in partnership with NaTakallam on 18th June at 8 pm, as part of Refugee Week. In this session, you will meet a conversation partner from Venezuela who will share their story and introduce the group to their language and culture. This session is offered by NaTakallam with the support of Ben&Jerry. NaTakallam (“we speak” in Arabic) is an award-winning, woman-founded, social enterprise that delivers high-quality, impactful language,…

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August 2020

Heritage language teach meet

August 25 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
teach meet august

This monthly Virtual Meet Up is designed for heritage and community language teachers based in Ireland. It is an opportunity to meet other teachers, share experiences and discuss current challenges as well as new methodologies, innovative practice and projects. The meeting is free and open only to Mother Tongues members. Find out more about memberships here: mothertongues.ie/for-heritage-language-schools/

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September 2020

Online Italian classes Open-Day

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free
italian online

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

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Online Portuguese classes Open-Day

September 5 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free
portuguese classes open day

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

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Online Spanish classes Open-Day

September 5 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free
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Spanish classes for children: online information session Mother Tongues offers Spanish lessons for native speakers. This group includes children who learned Spanish in Spanish speaking countries and children who learned it in Ireland. The aim of this course is to tackle multidisciplinary topics using the Spanish language, working on oral and written skills. Enrolment is now open at this link mothertongues.ie/espanol-online/ and classes will start on 19th September. If you want to meet the teacher, find out more about the content of…

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Online Polish classes Open-Day

September 5 @ 5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Free
polish classes

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

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Online Arabic classes Open-Day

September 5 @ 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

September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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