Language and creative expression – CPD for Teachers


Language and creative expression

CPD for Teachers

For Primary and Secondary School Teachers
WHEN Monday 24th February 2020, from 4.30 pm
FREE EVENTS, booking required

This year the Mother Tongues Festival has partnered with Languages Connect to offer two Continuing Professional Development courses that will equip teachers with new skills to to encourage children’s interest in languages through creative expression. Suitable for foreign language or heritage language teachers, teachers of Irish and teachers with multilingual classrooms, both at primary and secondary level. CPDs are free and they can be booked by visiting the Mother Tongues Festival website.


Music as a tool for teaching languages. 4.30 - 5.30 pm

A CPD for all school teachers who have an interest in language and music.
In this workshop led by Dr Sezgin Inceel teachers will hear about the relationship between music and learning. Scientific studies show that music education plays a significant role both in the acquisition of a child’s mother tongue and in second (or third) language acquisition. In this CPD we will reflect on how we can include music into the language classroom, (even if we believe that we are not musically talented). Suitable for primary and secondary school teachers.

Daniel Tyler-McTighe

The Multilingual Performance Project Workshop: using drama in language teaching and learning. 6 - 7.30 pm

Join us for a CPD for teachers designed to demonstrate some simple drama activities and games to use in their classroom to promote language learning. There will be a short introduction of the Multilingual Performance Project followed by a practical workshop. We would love to welcome all teachers who have an interest in multilingualism, foreign languages and Irish; any level, any language, all welcome! The project is sponsored by Creative Multilingualism, a research programme led by the University of Oxford and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.


Sezgin Inceel studied Music Education at the Marmara University, Istanbul (Turkey) and holds a PhD from the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (Germany). He is the founder of the platform which promotes music education to encourage multilingualism.

Daniel Tyler-McTighe is the Director of Creative Multilingualism’s Multilingual Performance Project. As a theatre-maker he has created work with, by and for young people and community groups at the national theatres of Spain and Korea, Warsaw Palace of Culture and many UK settings.

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Rua Red, the Civic and Tallaght Library are located in Belgard Square, Dublin 24, only seconds from the Tallaght Luas Stop.
BY BUS: 49, 54A, 65, 27, 75, 76, 76A, 77A 
BY LUAS:  Red Line to Tallaght

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