So many kids in Irish schools speak more than one language every day.They might use English in school but when they’re at home, families communicate in a way that feels natural and for some, that’s in their Mothertongue. This podcast from RTÉjr Radio is for kids, teachers and families to start sharing all the wonderful things that make us, Us!
Museum of Languages
The Interactive Museum of Languages for Young Audiences is a touring interactive exhibition for primary school children. Made by artist Tomasz Madajczak for Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 the exhibition enables teachers to help young people learn and apply creative skills and capacities. And it visited Riverview Educate Together.
Mothertongues Festival 2021 is mainly online this year, celebrating language and culture in all its forms. So we thought we’d join in. Dance, comics and computer games, all in the one episode.
Love from Italy
Giorgia, Gaia and Marica are 3 sisters who speak Italian at home, as well as many other languages. Their mum is an Italian teacher and so she never lets them forget how important language is! Their dad is Irish, but his parents came to Ireland from Italy in the 1960s and set up a Fish and Chip Shop.
Emma is in third class and loves science. Her mum is Ukranian and her dad is Irish. Here she teaches us some useful phrases and tells us about the music and books she enjoys.
Diana is 10 and her sister Sophia is 5. They are both Irish, but their parents are originally from Iran. Arezo is their mum. Together, they speak Persian. Here, they talk about all the traditions relating to Persian new year, Nowruz.
Yasmine is 9 and speaks Punjabi with her Dad & her younger sister, Sabrine. Her mother is from Latvia. Born in Dublin, she spent 4 years in Punjab, India, and here talks about Punjabi culture and food. Also, meet Paavanpreet and Seerat, two sisters who love making things and use their creations to teach us some useful Punjabi.