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February 2020

Mother Tongues Festival – Tallaght

February 22 @ 11:00 am - February 23 @ 5:00 pm
Free
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The Mother Tongues Festival is the largest festival celebrating linguistic diversity through the arts in Ireland. Originally devised to celebrate the first birthday of its founding organisation and UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day on 24 February, the Mother Tongues Festival has hosted events in over 20 different languages since its inception in 2018. Its mission is to showcase Ireland’s rich artistic and cultural tapestry through the use of the many languages spoken in the country, enabling people to connect through language and…

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See Through Café

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free
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A new initiative has come to Rua Red, the See Through Café. In this free and open space, you will meet new people who have an interest in art, diversity, community and who love to learn something new about places, people and creativity. The See Through Café project is curated by visual artist Anca Danila, sociologist Evgeny Shtorn and Mother Tongues Festival curator Francesca La Morgia, presented in collaboration with Rua Red and supported by the South Dublin County Arts…

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Mother Tongues Families

February 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Robert Emmet Community Development Project, Usher Street
Dublin,
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€3
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Through a range of interactive activities, our aim is to give these parents the tools they need to support their child’s linguistic development and empower them to support and promote language and communication both inside and outside of the home. The sessions are specifically aimed at supporting parents in fostering two languages or more from a young age. Parents will take part in creative activities, storytelling and games that foster parent-child communication in a positive and non-judgemental atmosphere. This group…

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Talk to me in… Norwegian!

February 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square W
Dublin, D02
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Free
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Talk to me in… is Mother Tongues’ response to the many requests we get from families to provide opportunities to meet others who share the same language. The first years of life are critical in the development of the heritage language, so we believe it is important for children to be exposed to it as much as possible in the home and in social contexts. Talk to me in… is an informal gathering in a public place. It is organised…

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March 2020

Mother Tongues Families

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Robert Emmet Community Development Project, Usher Street
Dublin,
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€3
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Through a range of interactive activities, our aim is to give these parents the tools they need to support their child’s linguistic development and empower them to support and promote language and communication both inside and outside of the home. The sessions are specifically aimed at supporting parents in fostering two languages or more from a young age. Parents will take part in creative activities, storytelling and games that foster parent-child communication in a positive and non-judgemental atmosphere. This group…

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Raising bilingual children

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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This unique half-day course equips parents with the knowledge and skills they need to support the successful development of two or more languages in their children. The class is ideal for expectant families and for parents of children under the age of 6. Through small group discussions and exercises with videos and worksheets, parents will learn about bilingualism/multilingualism, how to overcome difficulties and how to support the development of their child’s languages. The classes have a limited number of participants…

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April 2020

The bilingual child ~ Live Webinar ~ Part 1

April 2 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online
Free
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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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Meeting of heritage language teachers

April 7 @ 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. To join, please email Elena Cristofanon at elena@mothertongues.ie and you will receive the Zoom link.

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The bilingual child ~ Live Webinar ~ Part 2

April 9 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online
Free
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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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The bilingual child ~ Live Webinar ~ Part 3

April 16 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online
Free
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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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