Languages are all around us: an activity to reflect on multilingualism in our landscape

It is very common nowadays to walk around any city or large town in Ireland and hear many different languages. Main streets are populated with road signs in Irish and English and with shop fronts that signal the presence of ethnic food, with signs written in Chinese, Arabic and Polish.

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Using a dual language book to learn new words

We know that creating a comfortable envinronment is important for all children and in particular for those who are learning English. It is important that these children see their homes and their identities represented in their school environment. This is why teachers should incorporate elements that children can recognise, such as language, culture and tradition.

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