Mother Tongues

Mother Tongues is an organisation that promotes awareness of linguistic diversity and multilingualism to support speakers of minority and heritage languages and to enhance inclusion and integration of communities.

We support mother tongue maintenance and heritage language transmission through art, advocacy, academic research, and education, both online and throughout the country. Working in partnership with schools, families, community groups, and artists we have involved more than 10,000 people in our educational and creative programmes in over 20 different languages in the last three years. Our schools programme Language Explorers was awarded the European Language Label and the Mother Tongues Festival was recently shortlisted for the EFFE Label Awards by the European Festival Association.