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April 2020

Heritage Language Teach Meet (virtual)

April 21 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online
Free
mother tongues

A virtual teach meet of heritage language teachers in Ireland This teach meet brings together professionals involved in the teaching of complementary schools/Saturday or Sunday Schools, so those who teach heritage languages outside the formal education system in Ireland. The goal of this network is to support each other, share ideas and resources and to get inspired by the practice of others. During the school closures due to Covid-19 these meetings will happen online and they will focus on delivering…

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May 2020

Meeting of heritage language teachers

May 5 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online
Free
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Join this online meeting organised by Mother Tongues to discuss challenges for heritage language schools during school closure. Participants will be able to share their tools and tips for distance learning with heritage language learners of any language. Booking essential via Eventbrite here

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The bilingual child ~ Live Webinar ~ Part 1

May 7 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online
Free – €35
webinar

All our webinars are free for Mother Tongues members.
This live webinar focuses on the development of two languages in children between the ages of 0 and 3.

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The bilingual child ~ Live Webinar ~ Part 2

May 14 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online
Free – €35
webinar 2

All our webinars are free for Mother Tongues members.
Part one of this course on bilingualism focuses on the development of two languages in children between the ages of 4 and 6.

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Meeting of heritage language teachers

May 19 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online
Free
teachers network

Join this online meeting organised by Mother Tongues to discuss challenges for heritage language schools during school closure. Participants will be able to share their tools and tips for distance learning with heritage language learners of any language. Booking essential via Eventbrite here

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The bilingual child ~ Live Webinar ~ Part 3

May 21 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online
Free – €35
webinar 3

All our webinars are free for Mother Tongues members.
Part one of this course on bilingualism focuses on the development of two languages in children between the ages of 7 and 10.

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June 2020

Home languages and home learning: Support for Multilingual Families

June 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

During this long period away from school families are at home together working, learning and managing as best they can in difficult circumstances. Some multilingual families can find it especially difficult to navigate the learning needs of their children in English or Irish medium schools and using their own mother tongues at home.  In collaboration with the School of Education at Trinity College, we have produced short videos on how families can support young children with their literacy, numeracy and creativity…

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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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