Language Explorers

Every Language Matters

Language Explorers is Mother Tongues’ award-winning language awareness initiative for primary and secondary schools. Language Explorers activities are designed to raise awareness of linguistic diversity in the classroom and in the community, and to promote an interest in language learning.

Mother Tongues offer primary and secondary schools a variety of engaging workshops, which allow pupils to get creative, to reflect on the languages used in their communities and to explore the linguistic landscape around them.

The Language Explorers Activity book is an essential resource for teachers who want to embrace a multilingual approach in their teaching. 


Ideas for your class

A repository of ideas and activities that can be used to explore linguistic diversity and embrace a multilingual approach to teaching by harnessing the language skills of all children. 

Would you like to organize a workshop or a training session in your school?

About us


Francesca La Morgia

Francesca is the founder of Mother Tongues. She has lectured in universities in the UK and Ireland for over 10 years. 
Francesca believes that children have a natural curiosity for language and she enjoys creating and playing language activities for children of all ages.
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Charlotte Petit

Charlotte worked for 10 years as a speech and language therapist in France, mainly with children and especially in the disability area.
She believes that an emotional connection between children and their heritage language is the best way to bring them on the bilingualism path.


Aga Pędrak

Aga studied languages and communication in Poland and Germany before moving to Ireland, where she works as a Polish teacher at supplementary schools and runs a blog on the maintenance of the Polish language in the context of migration. 


Elena Cristofanon

Elena loves giving shape to interesting ideas. She is behind the creative side of Mother Tongues. She has put together the Language Explorers activity book in 2018 and is designing the new activities for the LE programme. Elena has also designed this website.


Claudia Kunkel

Claudia is a speech and language therapist and German teacher. She loves children’s creativity and their interest in exploring the world.
She loves observing teacher’s amazement when they hear a child speak their mother tongue for the first time in class!