The European project TALES@home helps multilingual families create a stimulating environment for learning languages and general wellbeing. To do this, we have co-developed an app for parents and their children that maps the emotions associated with language. This digital tool reinforces positive emotions and attitudes within the family in order to contribute to the wellbeing, social inclusion and language skills of all family members.
- We are focusing on informal learning within the family.
- At the centre is empowering the parents and the whole family to manage their language use at home and create a positive and stimulating environment.
- Multilingual families
- Professionals who work with adults, children and young people in the context of (language) education
- Professionals working on promoting social inclusion
How do we support multilingual families?
- Through creating a culture of openness in which decisions about the preservation of and/or changes to language use can be discussed.
- By increasing mutual understanding between generations so they are better equipped to deal with negative feelings.
- An app for multilingual families with professional support
- A handbook and film for professionals with practical instructions on using the app
- Training for professionals
Languages and emotions in families with a recent migration background
This bundle (in English) is a collection of language stories from refugee families who are working with the TALES@home digital tool. It is an application for multilingual families with a strong family-oriented approach. It can be used to strengthen the linguistic environment, and in situations where language choices are likely to have a negative effect on the wellbeing of family members or on their opportunities to learn a language.
The tool can be used to encourage communication about language use within a family, and to identify issues that may arise from the use of different languages.
More information about the tool is available here. https://www.talesathome.eu/
You can download the complete package here.