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FOHLC Café - Ideas for Mother Language Day 2023

How do you celebrate Mother Language Day? Join our online FOHLC Café to connect with other professionals in heritage language education!


Thursday, February 9, 2023


from 20:00 to 21:00 Central European Time


Online (via Zoom)







  • Jana Nahodilova, Czech and Slovak School Okénko in London, England

  • Renata Emilsson Peskova, Móðurmál – the Association on Bilingualism & University of Iceland

  • Gisi Cannizzaro, Heritage Language Education (HLE) Network, the Netherlands

  • Agnieszka Pedrak, Trinity College Dublin, Polish School by the Embassy of Poland in Dublin, Ireland

  • Isabelle Barth, Association pour la Promotion et l'Avancement du Multilinguisme (A.P.A.M.), France

  • Anna Martowicz, Association for the Promotion of Polish Language (APPLA), Scotland

  • Sabine Little, University of Sheffield, England

Event description

Each February, UNESCO's International Mother Language Day is celebrated across the world. What do you do to celebrate Mother Language Day? Do you have good ideas to share, or are you looking for ideas?

On Thursday, February 9, at 20:00 Central European Time there will be a free, online meetup ("FOHLC Café") for professionals in heritage language education: Anyone interested in discussing this topic and networking with others in the field of heritage language education is welcome to attend!

Note: This international online FOHLC Café networking event will replace HLE Network's online Meetup that we usually organize each February for HL professionals in the Eindhoven region.


This time, we plan on discussing: what does your HL program/coalition do to celebrate UN MLD? What topics would you like to see discussed at future FOHLC Europe conferences? What ideas from the 2022 conference about multilingual libraries have you implemented? Jana Nahodilova will guide the discussion.


Meetup, Networking, Online, Community

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