Schools with immigrants producing tomorrow’s Irish speakers

«Kids who are comfortably polylingual are much more at ease with Irish than those who live in a monolingual English world. Kirwan found that “the presence of other languages in the classroom helps them to accept Irish as one more medium of communication”»

This is consistent with my experience in Munich: bi- or trilingual children of Italian friends spoke Bayerisch, unlike children of nonlocal Germans.


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