Exploring language and identity with Mother Tongues
When considering the benefits of multilingualism and the increasingly linguistically diverse profile of many countries worldwide, there is a pressing need to understand how to support children from linguistically diverse backgrounds to learn the majority language and maintain their home languages.
This course will:
•Introduce you to key aspects of multilingualism in early years settings.
•Encourage you to reflect on ways to embed multilingualism in your practice.
•Discuss research-based information.
•Share real-life examples.
•Suggest some practical tasks.
•Give you a toolkit with supporting resources.
Toolkit – the course comes with a toolkit with supporting resources. It is available when you complete section 1 and section 2. The toolkit share resources for a deeper dive. It also has links to videos, PDFs and ideas to implement in your setting.