Council organises online training session to mark International Mother Language Day

1st February 2021

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is organising a free online training session on Monday 22 February 2021 to celebrate International Mother Language Day.

The training session which aims to promote linguistic and cultural diversity will be facilitated by Dr Francesca La Mongia, Assistant Professor in Language Studies, NUI, Maynooth and Assistant Professor in Linguistics, School of Communications, Ulster University

Dr La Mongia has worked for the last 15 years as a lecturer, researcher, consultant and trainer in academic, cultural and community contexts focussing primarily on language development, multilingualism and intercultural practices in education and in the arts.  She is the Founder and Director of Mother Tongues, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes multilingualism in Ireland and is a passionate advocate for social inclusion and migrant integration.

Speaking about the training session, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Diana Armstrong said;

“Our district, like other areas, has become much more multi-cultural in recent years with people from all over the world now settling here and making their homes in the Fermanagh and Omagh District.

They have brought with them their culture, language and customs and it has greatly enhanced the cultural life of the area. This is an excellent initiative and highlights Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity. I would encourage as many people as possible to sign up to the one day seminar.”

For further details on the programme for the event or to book a place, please email goodrelations@fermanaghomagh.com or visit the Council website at www.fermanaghomagh.com.