Mother Tongues: Conference on Heritage Language Education in Ireland

Mother Tongues organisation takes great pleasure to invite all heritage language teachers and migrant community groups in Ireland to the first conference on Heritage Language Education in Ireland. The purpose of this event is to create an environment where international can share good practice on teaching heritage languages and cultures. The conference will take place on 3rd of November, 2018 at the Wood Quay Venue in Dublin (Dublin City Council).

Our conference on Heritage Language Education in Ireland brings together researchers, teachers, policy makers and all professionals who have an interest in heritage language education in Ireland. It will be the first of its kind in the country, and it will be a great opportunity to learn about projects and ongoing initiatives of teachers who work around the country to teach their mother tongues.

We are expecting a number of participants representing public and nonprofit organisations, such as Post-Primary Languages Initiative, Migrant Teacher Project and Trinity College Dublin. Among our esteemed keynote speakers is Renata Emilsson Peskova from Móðurmál – the Association on Bilingualism, an Icelandic umbrella organisation whose goal it is to assist heritage language groups, heritage language teachers, and plurilingual families in Iceland.


The Conference is a free event (no attendance fees), but booking is required.

  • To confirm your attendance, please send me your details (name, organisation name, contact details) to or fill in our registration form online: by the end of October 2018.
  • If you would like to join the Conference as a speaker, please send me a short blurb and a short biography (max. 100 words each) and a photo (not compulsory) to by the 15th of October 2018.
  • If you would like book an info stand for your organisation/school/project, please contact me directly at or 0874391139 for more details.

For more information about the Conference. please contact me at or visit our website:

Your presence at the Conference is very important to us. We are looking forward to see you there!
Mother Tongues Team


Dublin 8

Expiry date: 


Date Entered/Updated: