Category: Language Explorers

Language Explorers. Book launch at the Chester Beatty Library, 18th Sept 2018.

Launch of Language Explorers Activity Book

The Language Explorers Activity Book was launched on 18th September at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin.
The event opened with an address by  Bláthnaid ní Ghréacháin, CEO of Gaeloideachas, on the importance of multilingualism and the relevance of the Language Explorers Activity Book in classrooms.
The launch included a fantastic “Language Explorers” themed workshop organised by Dr La Morgia in collaboration with Jenny Siung, Head of Education at the Chester Beatty Library, who worked together on the book.

“It was an honour to be able to collaborate with Jenny Siung and Justyna Chmielewska at the Chester Beatty Library, because they immediately understood the potential of this multilingual resource and their collection is the perfect starting point for a multilingual treasure hunt” said La Morgia. “I really enjoyed seeing the children walking around the collection and spotting the objects that were portrayed in the book and I hope that many more children will be able to look at this collection and at the world around them with a different attitude after they have completed the activities in the book.”

Dr Francesca La Morgia awarded the European Language Label for the Language Explorers initiative
Dr Francesca La Morgia awarded the European Language Label for the Language Explorers initiative

Since the book launch, the Language Explorers project for primary schools has been awarded the European Language Label, an award that rewards innovative initiatives in the realm of language teaching and learning.

The Language Explorers activity book, published by Mother Tongues, includes activities for primary school children that encourage them to explore the linguistic landscape around them and to play with language. The activity book takes children on a journey of discovery through games, quizzes and word searches. Young Language Explorers will start observing the languages they see every day on road signs, shop fronts and even on their food labels!

The book is available in English and in Irish, thanks to the support of Gaeloideachas.

Get your copy HERE.

anguage Explorers at the Chester Beatty Library

Language Explorers Workshop and book launch at the Chester Beatty Library

Language Explorers, coverJoin us for an interactive free workshop to discover a world of languages in the Chester Beatty Library!
The Language Explorers Activity Book will be launched at the Chester Beatty Library on 18th September at 4 pm and we are planning a fun and interactive workshop for primary school children in collaboration with the museum.
Everyone is welcome!

Join Francesca La Morgia, founder of Mother Tongues and Jenny Siung, Head of Education at the Chester Beatty Library, for the launch of the first publication for children by Mother Tongues. The Language Explorers Activity Book allows children to step into a world of languages and fosters their awareness of the diversity of languages that surround them. The book is a great resource for teachers in every school, and it is available in English and in Irish. Activities include word finding games, language hunts, writing in scripts from faraway lands, and exploring the treasures that can be found in the Chester Beatty Library.
The book will be available to purchase on the day. Or you can get your copy here for 13€,  – including postage and packaging!




If you would like to purchase more than one copy of the Language Explorers activity book, please fill in the form at this link. We will get back to you with a quote that accounts for the costs of postage and packaging. Discounts are available if you purchase more than 30 copies. For questions, please email education@mothertongues.ie