invited talks 2018/2019
Language Explorers: linguistic diversity as a resource in the primary classroom. Invited talk at "Our Languages Conference", University of Lancaster, 29th September 2019.
Embracing linguistic diversity as a common goal: community initiatives meet national language strategies. Invited talk at Enhancing EAL support: opportunities and best practice. University of Leeds, 7 July 2019.
Growing up with two languages. Training day organised by the Ministry of Education, Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Dublin. 23rd March 2019.
Dublin’s Languages. Public Panel, part of the series Trinity and the Changing City, Trinity Long Room Hub, March 2019.
Creativity and language. Public Panel on Creative Multilingualism. Birmingham City University, 1 st February 2019.
Learning three languages in school: multilingual education and cultural expression. Panel, European Commission, Bruxelles, 27th September 2018.
Linguistic diversity: from policy to practice. All Things language Policy Seminar, Omagh, 29th November 2018. Bilingualism and early language development. Meeting of the Irish Society of Community and Public Health Medicine. Dublin, 18th October 2018.
Promoting the use of the mother tongue in Irish schools. Enriching the Irish Education Experience. SERIUS European Policy Network and New Communities Partnership. Dublin, 30th May 2018.
The role of the Mother Tongue in English Medium Education, hosted by Oxford University Press. (March 2019)
Childhood Bilingualism, with Pádraig O’Duibhir and Bozena Dubiel, hosted by the Teaching Council (Feb 2019)
workshops and guest lectures
Developing language awareness in the primary school years, Maynooth University Froebel Department of Primary and early childhood education, March 2019.
Multilingualism in the classroom, Mary Immaculate College, March 2019.
Bilingual language development for public health nurses/home visitors on bilingual language development, National College of Ireland, February 2019.
Childhood bilingualism, IT Thurles, February 2019.
Workshop for primary school teachers on teaching multilingual classrooms at FEILTE, October 2018.
Language awareness in the primary school years, MSc in Intercultural Education, Marino College, November 2018.
Developing language awareness in primary school, Trinity Long Room Hub, September 2018.