Language Explorers

Language Explorers is Mother Tongues’ award-winning language awareness initiative for primary schools. Language Explorers activities are designed to raise awareness of linguistic diversity in the classroom and in the community and to promote an interest in language learning.


Language Explorers has been designed to:

encourage children to embrace all languages positively

nurture children’s understanding of linguistic diversity in the classroom and in the community they live in

enable children to build on prior knowledge and experience of language and language learning

encourage children of different languages and cultures to be proud of and to share their heritage

Through interactive games, art-making, singing, storytelling and story writing, children become aware of their own language abilities and learn something new about each other and about the people who live in their local communities. Mother Tongues deliver Language Explorers Workshops all over Ireland.

Would you like to organize a workshop or a training session in your school?

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Language Explorers was one of the nine projects awarded the 2018 European Language Label Awards! Francesca La Morgia collected the awards from Minister of Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD at a ceremony in Croke Park Conference Centre on behalf of Mother Tongues and Canal Way Educate Together.
 
The European Language Label is coordinated by the European Commission and in Ireland is managed by Léargas. The label recognises outstanding achievement in the teaching or learning of languages. European Language Label awards are prestigious and presented at a public ceremony in September each year.