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Teaching heritage languages during the pandemic: challenges and opportunities

Heritage language teach meet

Join us for another interesting exploration of techniques, tips and resources for teaching heritage languages. Every meeting includes at least one guest speaker, and it is an opportunity to get together, learn, share experiences and develop new skills!
Meetings are open to anyone who is interested. To become a member, please visit https://mothertongues.ie/for-heritage-language-schools/

More details coming soon.

Teaching heritage languages during the pandemic: challenges and opportunities

Heritage language teach meet

Join us for another interesting exploration of techniques, tips and resources for teaching heritage languages. Every meeting includes at least one guest speaker, and it is an opportunity to get together, learn, share experiences and develop new skills!
Meetings are open to anyone who is interested. To become a member, please visit https://mothertongues.ie/for-heritage-language-schools/

More details coming soon.

Teaching heritage languages during the pandemic: challenges and opportunities

Teaching heritage languages during the pandemic: challenges and opportunities

Our speaker Anna Yashchenko will discuss teaching and learning challenges and opportunities during the pandemic.
The Heritage Language Teach meets organised by Mother Tongues bring together community-based heritage language teachers who work in Ireland. The goal of the meetings is to share experiences and learn from one another. Teachers of more than 10 different languages have been attending from every part of Ireland, so now it is your turn to join this friendly network of passionate professionals!
The event is free for Teachers and Heritage Language Schools registered as Mother Tongues Members. To register and become a member visit: mothertongues.ie/teaching-heritage-languages-during-the-pandemic
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Anna Yashchenko, director of the Dublin Russian School
Anna is a paediatrician by her first career and an IT professional by the second.
Moved to Dublin with Google six years ago, she fell in love with the country and its people, especially with one of them 🙂
After realizing all the challenges of raising bilingual children she decided to open her own Russian school of additional education to support the language of her own child and many other children in Dublin.
Russian Gymnasium values the full immersion to the language with the live use of it in different subjects and aspects.
There are a variety of subjects taught by native Russian speakers, who are also passionate about their professions: a biologist, a math PhD, an art-historian, etc.
Facing the challenges of Covid, the school was transferred to an online model in two weeks’ time frame.
Anna will talk about the changes, techniques, successes and failures she faced during the last 4 month.

português

The ultimate list to keep up Portuguese at home!

The ultimate list to keep up Portuguese at home!

Schools are closed, families are far apart, but language can keep us together and get our brains active!
Here are some links to help families keep up the Portuguese language and learn something new!
português

Science related activities to do during lockdown: www.cienciaviva.pt

Downloadable illustrated book explaining the virus and what happens if granny catches it.

Books for children read by their authors: www.publico.pt

Online radio station for children and parents where children can listen to music, fairy tales, educational programs etc. A fantastic way to explore the world and develop children’s imagination while at home.

A blog with many children stories: historiasparaosmaispequeninos.wordpress.com

Learn about water with the Museum of Water and play with it.

Museums at home: lisboasecreta.co

COMING SOON – 14/05/2020

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The bilingual child

Live Webinar with Dr Francesca La Morgia - Part 2

How children become bilingual in the first years of life

Typical language development in bilingual children aged 3 to 6

Activities that boost language skills in early childhood

How Mother Tongues supports bilingual/multilingual families

The webinar is free for Mother Tongues Members but registration is needed. 

dr francesca la morgia

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spanish

The ultimate list to keep up Spanish at home!

The ultimate list to keep up Spanish at home!

Schools are closed, families are far apart, but language can keep us together and get our brains active!
Here are some links to help families keep up the Spanish language and learn something new!
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Babyradio.es is a Radio station for children and parents where children can listen to music, fairy tales, educational programs etc from Spain and Latin America. A fantastic way to explore the world and develop children’s imagination while at home. Lots of fun para los pequeños! A full directory of radios for Spanish speaker children can be found here.

Planinfantil provides a series of activities, including arts and crafts, theatre and recipes, to do at home in Spanish thought especially for the lockdown.

Free online theatre. In this website it’s possible to register for free and watch theatre plays for children in Spanish.

A directory of stories in Spanish that you can read to your children: www.conmishijos.com/

www.conmishijos.com – a blog for parents with plenty of ideas for learning through having fun and building children’s creativity through DIY and art at home.

lavozdelmuro.net 50+ activities to enjoy et home with children of all ages.

This is a YouTube channel that guide small children through the basic of the Spanish language with a lot of fun!

A book to learn meditation with the parents in Spanish.

A YouTube playlist of children’s films to watch for free and another list of suggested movies for the whole family to enjoy during the quarantine.

COMING SOON – 07/05/2020

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

The bilingual child

Live Webinar with Dr Francesca La Morgia - Part 1

How children become bilingual

What to expect in the first three years of life

Activities that boost language skills in early childhood

How Mother Tongues supports bilingual/multilingual families

The webinar is free for Mother Tongues Members but registration is needed. 

dr francesca la morgia

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The ultimate list to keep up Polish at home!

The ultimate list to keep up Polish at home!

Schools are closed, families are far apart, but language can keep us together and get our brains active!
Here are some links to help families keep up the Polish language and learn something new!
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Polskie Radio Dzieciom/Polish Radio for Children www.polskieradio.pl/18,Dzieci – a 24-hour Radio Poland station for children and parents where children can listen to music, fairy tales, educational programs etc. A fantastic way to explore the world and develop children’s imagination while at home or in the car. Lots of fun, children’s music charts and interesting competitions!

Polish your Polish www.pyp.edu.pl – Imagine that aliens visit Earth and land in Poland. They are curious about this new land, its inhabitants and language, so their mission is to learn about the country… This is how this educational game about Poland, Polish language and culture starts. Great fun while learning Polish vocabulary, grammar, geography and more!

Historia dla dzieci, a YouTube channel where school-age children can listen and learn about Polish history.

Moje dzieci kreatywnie www.mojedziecikreatywnie.pl – a blog for parents with plenty of ideas for learning through having fun and building children’s creativity through DIY and art at home.

Strefa Psotnika www.strefapsotnika.pl – a Polish blog about literature for children. Many beautiful pictures, book reviews, interviews with artists, competitions for children. Let’s find out what to read with your children!

iTeatr dla Szkół  – the Polish National TV project that aims to promote theatre among children. Videos of theatre shows, school performances and video coverage from theatre-related events available to watch online.

Teatr Lalki i Aktora w Łomży www.teatrlomza.pl/spektakle-teatralne-online/ during the pandemic time, Łomża Puppet Theatre for children presents its performances online.

Bajkowisko.pl  – a YouTube channel with fairy tales, songs and books to listen in Polish for young and school-age children.

The Warsaw Rising Museum/Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego presents live history lessons from the museum for primary and secondary school students (and everyone interested) on their Facebook page

Copernicus Science Centre/Centrum Nauki Kopernik w Warszawie – watch exciting experiments that your children can make at home, learn about DIY ideas that develop their skills, take part in a virtual walk through the Copernicus Science Centre and many other events online.

Pisupisu.pl pisupisu.pl/ – loads of educational content for preschool and school-age children, such as Polish language games, quizzes to primary school books, phonetic exercises.

Uniwersytet Dzieci/Children’s University Foundation wklasie.uniwersytetdzieci.pl – really nice ideas on lessons for teachers. Videos can also be used by parents who are interested in supporting their children’s education at home during the pandemic time.

Włącz Polskę www.wlaczpolske.pl/ – a Polish educational project that aims to promote and share educational materials for Polish children learning abroad. Everyone can find here many exercises grouped by children’s age, subject and knowledge level. You can create your own coursebook to learn Polish language, history and geography online of for print.

SuperKid www.superkid.pl/ – a website for parents and teachers of preschool and early school-age children. Educational materials for print and online, such as language games, colouring, puzzles, domino, reading and spelling exercises, quizzes for Polish primary school books, and the like.

COMING SOON – 07/05/2020

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

The bilingual child

Live Webinar with Dr Francesca La Morgia - Part 1

How children become bilingual

What to expect in the first three years of life

Activities that boost language skills in early childhood

How Mother Tongues supports bilingual/multilingual families

The webinar is free for Mother Tongues Members but registration is needed. 

dr francesca la morgia

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Heritage Language Teach Meet (virtual)

A virtual teach meet of heritage language teachers in Ireland

This teach meet brings together professionals involved in the teaching of complementary schools/Saturday or Sunday Schools, so those who teach heritage languages outside the formal education system in Ireland. The goal of this network is to support each other, share ideas and resources and to get inspired by the practice of others.
During the school closures due to Covid-19 these meetings will happen online and they will focus on delivering heritage language education via online channels.
A link to an online meeting will be sent to those who register for the event.

Register here: www.eventbrite.ie

The ultimate list to keep up Italian at home!

The ultimate list to keep up Italian at home!

Schools are closed, families are far apart, but language can keep us together and get our brains active!
Here are some links to help families keep up the Italian language and learn something new!

Scienza Express offers interesting science articles and the content is very accessible.

Esercizi di Meraviglia is a printable book to get children inspired! 

Io resto a casa contains many Ideas to engage children at home.

The lovely comic book Blanca magazine, a great read for the family!

Lezioni sul sofá is a collection of lessons and readings for children of all ages, put together by Italian writers.

Fabulinis is a website with lots of stories, rhymes and tongue twisters in Italian.

Games, activities, stories and much more on  Portale bambini.

Audible Stories  offers some free audio books in Italian during the school closure.

LibriVox has a range of audio books for children and adults in several languages.

For preschoolers, this channel has some simple songs associated with movements:  www.youtube.com/channel/UC_6jHFf1upzmMCHeHrHfANg

Storie da leggere offers downloadable books and activities.Actors from Teatro del Cerchio read a story a day.Teatro Verde has a very exciting YouTube Channel with daily theatre shows. More theatre from Piccolo Teatro.

Free Comic books are published by the National Centre for Research (CNR)  www.cnr.it/it/comics-and-science and more can be found here.Head to bARTolomeo for games focused on the art history of Italy.Imagined as a goodnight date, Il Carosello dei bambini is a podcast of fairy tales, stories, riddles and other content that will be developed during the episodes.

COMING SOON – 09/04/2020

The bilingual child

Live Webinar with Dr Francesca La Morgia - Part 2

How children become bilingual in the first years of life

Typical language development in bilingual children between the ages of 3 and 6

Activities that boost language skills in early childhood

How Mother Tongues supports bilingual/multilingual families

The webinar is free for Mother Tongues Members. 

dr francesca la morgia

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