Two free workshops on the benefits of maintaining the Mother Tongue and the work of interpreters
The Centre for Literacy & Multilingualism (CeLM) at the University of Reading and Bilingualism Matters @ Reading delivered two interactive events in collaboration with the award winning charity 'Mothertongue' to communicate the benefits of maintaining the Mother Tongue and provide a glimpse into the work of interpreters.
The benefits for bilingual children in maintaining their mother tongue
CeLM members and members of the AThEME project discussed how bilingual children can benefit from maintaining their Mother Tongue. Within this interactive session, the audience were invited to share ideas and solutions about how busy families can maintain their Mother Tongue.'
MotherTongue - in other words: interpreters' stories'
Award winning charity 'Mothertongue', a multi-ethnic counselling and listening service, performed excerpts from their recently published anthology of interpreters' stories. The performance brought into life the complex role of interpreters, the delicacy of communication and relationships they build when bridging cultures.