Tag: raising bilingual children

webinar 5

Getting children to talk more in the heritage language

Why is my child not speaking back to me in my native language? What techniques can I use to encourage my child to talk more in the heritage language? Since this is the most frequently asked question, we decided to offer a webinar dedicated to this topic, with practical ideas tried and tested by parents around the world.

If you can’t attend the webinar, don’t worry! We will make it available on our members’ page, which is full of great content!

Become a member now: mothertongues.ie/membership/
If you are already a member, register for the webinar here: mothertongues.ie/membership/members-only/

About the speaker
Francesca is the founder and director of Mother Tongues.
She has been working as a lecturer in child language development since 2010 both in Ireland and in the UK. She is currently lecturing in linguistics at Ulster University and in the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education in Maynooth.
Since 2006, her research has focused on child language development and bilingualism. She has been running workshops for bilingual families, teachers and other professionals for more than 10 years.


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