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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The Unuhi Short Story Writing Competition 2019

Calling all school children around the world! Write a short story and become a published author on Unuhi. Unuhi is a new bilingual books app for children. Launched in late 2018, the app offers short stories and flashcards for children aged 2 -10 years. Twenty languages are supported and the app displays any two of …

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Mother Tongues Festival: an arts festival with a difference

Mother Tongues Festival 2019. Tallaght, 2nd and 3rd March 2019. Picture Enzo Francesco Testa Photography.

Imagine a place where people have fun speaking many different languages, a place where children and adults learn about culture, stories and languages through art-making, music and dance! This is what the Mother Tongues Festival was all about! Over the last two weekends we hosted more than 50 events in over 20 languages, we met artists, professionals …

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Ireland Tamil Sangam

*   Mother tongue -Tamil Language Education Program – Start Event * Purpose, Action plan, Discussion of the course of the curriculum and explanation of the next move Parents, Teacher, Student – Discussion Day: 10 February 2019 Time: Afternoon 3-5 Place: Moeran Hall, Dublin We invite all the Tamil relations with love!

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“My world of Languages” – Art Competition at the Mother Tongues Festival

Mother Tongues Festival Art competition

About the Competition The first Mother Tongues Art Competition was instituted by Mother Tongues to celebrate International Mother to celebrate International Mother Language Day and the International Year of Indigenous Languages within the Mother Tongues Festival. The goal of the competition is to explore the role of language in our everyday life. Everyone between the ages of 4 and 18 is …

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Raising bilingual children can be both a happy and a frustrating experience. Parents who move to a new country and want to transmit their mother tongue to their children often face challenges and may be puzzled by the many different strategies that are recommended by friends and family. We know that parents are very happy …

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Language Adventures awarded the Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award

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Mother Tongues’ new project Language Adventures was awarded the Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award this November. Mother Tongues was one of the many great organisations that work tirelessly with the local community, and we are proud to receive this award for a new collaborative project with Dublin City Libraries. Language Adventures is a community storytelling …

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Launch of Language Explorers Activity Book

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

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 …

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European Day of Languages 2018

Mother Tongues, European Day of Languages

Mother Tongues’ very first celebration of the European Day of Languages has been a fantastic multilingual marathon… or langua-thon, with 9 days of events which involved more than 500 people of all ages. We started on Culture Night – 21st September – with a multilingual reading of The Hare and the Tortoise, one of the …

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