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Monolingual? Multilingual? Translingual? Creativity in and beyond languages

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Monolingual? Multilingual? Translingual? Creativity in and beyond languages

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Monolingual? Multilingual? Translingual? Creativity in and beyond languages

Book tickets

Free
12-17 years, 5-11 years, Pre-5

Dates and times

Saturday 2 November 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Did you know that we are all translingual? This may be a word you’ve never heard about before, but it refers to a very common phenomenon: we all use words, signs, gestures, images to communicate with one another. In the majority of cases, we do not use only one language but many languages to talk to one another effectively. You have probably wondered if mixing languages is a good thing or if it helps your children learn languages. As a young person, you may have heard people around telling you to speak only one language at a time. Knowing more than one language is a treasure but it can be challenging as well.

This event welcomes families and young people for a wide range of free activities to play with and reflect on the role of languages in their lives. Young people will explore their use of languages through fun creative activities such as drawing, mapping, water colouring and some surprise activities. Adults will learn about what it means to be translingual through informative leaflets and some fun activities as well. Together, we will celebrate our languages and share practices that allow us to make the most of the languages we know.

Whether in school, with friends, at home or in public spaces, we will share ideas on how to be generous with each other’s languages and be proud of our own language heritage.

Venue

The Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

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