Pass on your language to the next generation no matter how much they protest, they will thank you eventually!
My daughters love attending heritage language classes, which are very dynamic and creative, with a learning by doing approach.
For non-English speaking parents living in Ireland, reading to their children in their home language might be a challenge
Czech has over 10 million speakers worldwide. Most people who know Czech also understand a lot of Slovak and vice versa.
Xhosa is mainly spoken in South Africa and uses a lot of click sounds. Many countries in South Africa have an anthem that was originally in Xhosa for example Zambia and Tanzania.
I am so thankful to have all the languages I do in my life along with some idea of phrases and words in other languages such as French, German and Japanese that I would have learnt at school. Languages are not a privilege and they are open to anyone and everyone.
Benjamin talks about visiting his Grandparents in Turkey, his favourite Turkish food, meatballs and rice and his favourite Turkish story about a boy who loves to eat meatballs and rice!
There are over 50 million polish speakers worldwide, Polish uses most of the same alphabet as English but there are 9 letters that are different.
Punjabi is the 10th most widely spoken language in the world. 122 million people speak Punjabi as their native language.
These months away from school may have given families the chance to boost their home languages and we hope that some of the ideas and tips in our blog have helped you along the way.