SummerCamp

Summer Mandarin Chinese Immersion Camp is now enrolling!

12th to 16th August 2019 from 10:00-15:00 at NWETSS on Putland Road, Bray. Chinese curriculum will be ready as a leaving certificate subject for beginners/5th-year pupils in Sept 2020 and pupils can take Chinese as a leaving cert subject in June 2022. Each year, Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese designs a brand new theme based …

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Heritage Languages in Post-Primary School

Cultivating the languages of the different communities living in Ireland is one of the goals of Languages Connect: Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education.  Post-Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI) have put in place several supports for languages including Polish. Lithuanian and Russian. These supports are addressed to students in post-primary education both at Junior and …

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Image: 2018 Summer School. Credit: Aoife Herrity

Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice

For the second year Create and Counterpoints Arts are delighted to offer the Summer School for up to 15 artists, held this year in mid-July in the West of Ireland. The Summer School is open to artists from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background, including members of the Traveller community, migrants, refugees and people in need of …

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Art therapy workshop ‘It All starts with Childhood’

Two full-day workshops by Elena and Maria Makarova dedicated to childhood. Elena Makarova is an art therapist, educator, author of 40 books, historian. The workshop is designed for art therapists, artists, educators, parents, and anyone and everyone looking to explore their own personal understanding and self-expression through art. This event is for adults, children from …

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Malayalee Indians ready for annual Kids Fest

Malayalee Indians ready for annual Kids Fest

On 13th and 14th April, the Malayalee Indian community is gathering for their annual Kids Fest. It looks like a fascinating event, with competitions in elocution, news reading, Irish dancing and other traditional dances, so check out their website to find out more. The Venue Is Scoil Mhuire Boys National School, Griffith Avenue, Marino, Dublin …

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Mother Tongues Storytelling projects

Over the last 12 months, we have been working with Chester Beatty Library and Dolphin’s Barn Library on two family storytelling projects. We have experimented both with bilingual storytelling, where every child can join in and try to engage with a dual language story and with single language storytelling, where facilitators and parents only read …

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Techniques to improve communication in the Home Language

Techniques to improve communication in the home language

Building on the success of our courses on bilingualism for parents, we have developed a new practical class for parents who want to practice some of the tips and techniques to promote the active use of their languages. The first class will take place on 17th April at 7:30 in the Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, …

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