40 episodes

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!

Mothertongues RTÉ Kids & RTÉjr

    • Kids & Family

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!

    Cant and Traveller Culture

    Cant and Traveller Culture

    Michael and Winnie Ward are settled travellers from Tuam Co.Galway, The Irish traveller community is also sometimes known as Rilantu Mincéirí and Shelta is recognised as their language. It’s widely known as Cant but fewer and fewer people within the traveller community speak it. But it hasn’t stopped them giving it a go.

    • 8 min
    International Day at Presentation School Tralee

    International Day at Presentation School Tralee

    We visited Presentation Primary School in Tralee who recently hosted an international day, to celebrate their multicultural school. A school where 36 languages are spoken by students from around the world!

    • 10 min
    Ask an Expert, Part 3

    Ask an Expert, Part 3

    Language expert Rose Bridle returns to Mothertongues to answer our students' questions about how different languages work!

    • 5 min
    Creole

    Creole

    On this weeks episode of Mother Tongues we are joined by a family who speak the native language of Mauritius - Creole!

    • 5 min
    Shona

    Shona

    On this week's episode of Mother Tongues, we meet Liane and her mother who speak Shona, the official language of Zimbabwe!

    • 4 min
    Finnish

    Finnish

    On this weeks episode we meet Niko, Mia and their Irish Finnish family who live in Dublin. Listen back to learn Finnish phrases and songs

    • 4 min

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