So many kids in Irish schools speak more than one language every day.They might use English in school but when they’re at home, families communicate in a way that feels natural and for some, that’s in their Mothertongue. This podcast from RTÉjr Radio is for kids, teachers and families to start sharing all the wonderful things that make us, Us!
Cant and Traveller Culture
8:16Michael and Winnie Ward are settled travellers from Tuam Co.Galway, The Irish traveller community is also sometimes known as Rilantu Mincéirí and Shelta is recognised as their language. It’s widely known as Cant but fewer and fewer people within the traveller community speak it. But it hasn’t stopped them giving it a go.
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Heritage Language Schools
14:13Weekend heritage language schools (also called Saturday schools) are community-based settings where children work on their family language or minority language. On this weeks episodes we meet students, teachers and parents from Swedish, Mandarin, Greek, Dutch and Czech Saturday schools.