How can you as a parent make sure that your child understands how important language and culture is to your family?
It is important for teachers to remember that each name, irrespective of origin, pronunciation or meaning, is a significant marker of the child's identity.
In families where both parents speak the same language, and that is different from the language of the society or the dominant language, parents might naturally use their language when speaking to each other and to their children.
The learning goals for this lesson are to explore the languages spoken in Ireland, to discuss the similarities and differences between languages and to perform the multi-lingual version of the song ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from the movie Moana.
If you are a parent who is trying to keep up a language in a context where very few people support you, being consistent with your approach and your language choices can be hard.