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A bilingual lesson about body parts

Aoife Tuohy

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

I would like to share a lesson I created that promotes the full use of a child’s linguistic repertoire.
My class is a mixed class of 28 senior infant children, 6 of which are from Poland originally. The children have a wonderful relationship with their home language, and I encourage the use of it in everyday life as I feel it helps their confidence and motivates them in school, helping them across all curricular areas.
However, I felt it would be nice for all the children in my class to learn a bit of Polish to create awareness of the diversity present in our classroom.

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