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Eircode: F23HX48

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Making the Most of Linguistic Diversity in Your Classroom

In this webinar you will learn about the many ways in which your pupils can share their language superpowers! Based on the core principles of the national curriculum, this course shows teachers how to use the languages children learn at home as a resource in the classroom to benefit the linguistic, psycho-social and emotional development of all pupils. 

Note: no foreign language skills required!

Attendees will learn to:

- Distinguish between different types of bilingual/multilingual children

- Identify ways to use pupils’ languages within existing curricular activities 

- Meet the learning outcomes by using pupils’ languages as a resource

- Reflect on how to use translanguaging in the classroom

- Design a language policy for your class

- Support families by giving evidence-based advice on bilingualism

Facilitator Dr Francesca La Morgia is a linguist with more than 10 years of experience delivering training in the area of bilingual language development and bilingual education. Francesca has an MPhil in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in bilingual language acquisition from DCU.

She is currently a lecturer in Language Studies at the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education. Francesca has delivered training to mainstream teachers, EAL teachers and teacher trainers in Ireland, Belgium the UK and Switzerland. 

In 2019 together with Pádraig O’Duibhir and Bozena Dubiel Francesca delivered a webinar on childhood bilingualism hosted by the Teaching Council.  Francesca’s publications include articles in international peer-review journals and books and contributions to the support materials for the Primary Language Curriculum and a toolkit for using the first language in English medium instruction for Oxford University Press. Her activity book Language Explorers, available in English and Irish, is used by hundreds of teachers in Europe

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 10-06-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 10-06-2021 8:00 pm
Capacity 100
Cut off date 10-06-2021 11:00 am
Fee Free
Number Hours 1
Speaker Dr Francesca La Morgia
Location Zoom Webinar
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Mayo Education Centre


Westport Road,
Co. Mayo.
Eircode: F23HX48


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