TALKS IN SCHOOLS & CHILDCARE PROVIDERS
We visit schools, preschools and creches to talk to parents and teachers about issues related to raising and educating bilingual children and we offer practical advice based on the latest research.
Talks last about 40 minutes, and we always allow time to answer questions and talk to parents and teachers individually if required.
Here is a list some of the topics we cover. The list is not exhaustive and the content of talks is adapted to each setting.
- How children become bilingual
- Issues in learning English/Irish as an additional language
- Advantages of bilingualism
- Typical features of bilingual language development
- Strategies for maintaining the home language
- Strategies for enhancing language skills in both languages
- Tips for developing literacy skills in the home language
- Tips for fostering multilingualism at school
Do Eskimos really use 50 different words to say “snow”?
In our language diversity and linguistic awareness workshops, children explore language and identity, migratory trajectories of languages, bilingualism, and they learn some fun language facts. In these workshops, children learn about how the different languages reflect different views of the world, and they develop an interest in other cultures and other languages.