ecml training

Supporting Multilingual Classrooms – ECML National Training

Mother Tongues is honoured to have been granted the opportunity by the European Council of Modern Languages (ECML) to organise a 2-day workshop for school leaders, teachers, parents associations and teacher educators on Supporting Multilingual Classrooms on the 27th and 28th of September (via Zoom). The workshops offer tailored support to different educational stakeholders on how to best develop learners’ competencies in the language/s of schooling while valuing all children’s home languages and drawing on these languages as a rich resource for learning. It will be delivered by two European experts in the field Prof Terry Lamb and Dr Chantal Muller.

If you are interested in attending, please fill in the expression of interest at this link, open until Friday, the 6th of August (COB)
This event is free, thanks to the European Council of Modern Languages.

The event is finished.

Hourly Schedule

Monday, 27th September – DAY 1

2 pm - 3 pm
Welcome messages from the ECML and Irish Dept of Education representative
3 pm - 4 pm
Session 1
Introduction to whole-school approach Plurilingualism, multilingualism, identities and context
4.15 - 5.15
Session 2
Culture and identity in your context
5.30 - 6.40
Session 3
Language awareness – Plural approaches (CARAP) in your context
6.40 - 7
Final thoughts
Wrapping up

Tuesday, 28th September – DAY 2

2 - 3.15
Session 1
Supporting all children in schools in your context Developing competencies in supporting language development in all subjects
3.30 - 4.45
Session 2
Whole-school approaches to multilingualism and multiculturalism – part 1
5 - 6.10
Session 3
Whole-school approaches to multilingualism and multiculturalism – part 2
6.10 - 6.30


27 - 28 Sep 2021


2:00 pm - 6:30 pm