The goal of this programme is to provide a space for learning and for reflection on the tools and techniques to enhance their linguistically and culturally responsive
practice. The focus will be on the ways to support bilingual/multilingual learners in acquiringthe language of school while respecting and fostering their home language and the knowledge they bring to the school community.
In this video, we visited the Early Language and Learning Lab in DCU which examines the ways in which early educational environments contribute to young children’s development and learning. Dr Sinéad McNally and her team, Ms Emma Reilly and Ms Christina O’Keeffe, share their knowledge and expertise on how to support EAL and how to create a welcoming environment for migrant children and families.
In this video, the team from DCU’s Early Language and Learning Lab discuss practical tips on inclusion of children with EAL through play and activities, the role of the educator as a mediator and how culturally responsive learning experiences and parental engagement contribute to the long term academic success of all children in the classroom.
This video series provides suggestions for home learning activities. Videos are available in Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Arabic and English.