mercredi 17 octobre 2012


Our next BREAKFAST will take us to Agnieszka's home.
She is opening her house to welcome us and make her discover her home breakfast.

It will be on Thursday 26 October.
Pleasse let us know by email whether you are coming and we will let you know where it is happening.

Looking forward to this special Breakfast

vendredi 18 mai 2012


We, as Multilingual Cafe, are aiming at helping parents in the transmission of their home language and culture.

Language groups could help in this transmission.

Isabelle J. will give a presentation on the advantages and drawbacks of these language groups.
She will tell us how to get organised, what types of activities, how often to meet, etc.
She will also point out the things to avoid, the traps in which not to fall. 

It should be a very interesting evening if you are trying to help your chlid (children) speak your home language 
and wish them to discover your home culture.

Come along with your questions and your experience to share. 

We will meet on Tuesday 29 May at 8:15 pm
Where? UCC - Western Gate Building - Room G 09 - Cork, Ireland

Please let us know whether you will attend at
Feel free to pass on the information to your friends.

mercredi 21 mars 2012

Being Bilingual

Here is the information about our monthly meeting.

We suggest to talk about : BEING BILINGUAL.

What is it to be bilingual? When can I say I am bilingual?
Or am I multilingual?
What are the advantages of being bilingual? Advantages for now? For the future? 

How can I help myself and my children to be bilingual? 
Let's come and share about the topic.

You may have heard: "you should speak English only as you are in an English-speaking country"! Do you agree? Why being bilingual is then an advantage for you and your children? 

After presenting the idea of bilingualism, and all the points surrounding the beauty of being bilingual, we will have an open floor for questions and discussion.

When: Tuesday 27 March 2012
Time: starting at 8:15 pm

Hope there will be many of you.

Please feel free to bring along your friends 

Please let us know if can come on and we will tell you where we are meeting

mardi 20 mars 2012


Dear Members,

Cooking and eating is part of the culture of a nation and its people.

As a Multicultural group, we have decided to share between the members the dishes that are so typical in our countries, the dishes which remind us of our childhood, the dishes we have discovered when travelling, the dishes which we love cooking

We have set up a website
It is empty at the moment.

We hope you are ready to help us fill it up.

How can you do? Very simple.
Just send us (on your cooking recipes in your home languages accompanied with a translation in English and / or in French.
Add a photo of the finished dish, so we have an idea of what it is like.

And we will publish it on the website. 

Tell us as well if you wish to have your name appear or not. 

We hope many of you will join in this International Cooking Website.

Bon Appétit every one !!

vendredi 2 mars 2012

International Women Day - 8 March

The 8th of March is the International Women Day.
Women in society have various status depending where they live in the world.

We would like to hear from you and give you the opportunity to express yourself on your status as women, as migrant women.

So on Thursday 8 March 2012, during our Multilingual Breakfast, we suggest to share about our life as migrant women in Ireland

(where: Marks&Spencers CoffeeShop, Douglas, Cork, Ireland
time: 10 am until noon)

Please be many to come and bring along your friends
(we would appreciate if you let us know if you are coming : )

mercredi 22 février 2012


We are delighted to announce that we will have a presentation of some of the Language Groups existing and acting in and around Cork.
One of our aims being the promotion of all the languages

This will take place on Tuesday 28 February at 8:15 pm.
The presentation will be in Room G18 of the Western Gate Building of UCC.

Hope you will be many to come and discover these groups.

If you belong to a group and would like to come along, feel free to contact us on : and will be happy to accomodate you in our evening programme.

dimanche 5 février 2012

European Language Portfolio

We have started to prepare a European Language Portfolio for the younger members.

It is important that they know how lucky they are and how important it is to master languages.

The Portfolio - which we are developping on purpose - will help them discover the languages they speak, how they are using them and also make them aware that they possess a magnificient tool which will open many doors to them.

We have started workshops with children and teenagers - check on our blog (Multilingual Children) for the next meetings and workshops 

mercredi 25 janvier 2012

How can my child read and write in the other language?

We are having our next Evening Event on

31 January 2012 - at 8:15 pm
Place : Room G18 - Western Gate Building - UCC - Cork

We will be presenting the Association and the new developments to our organisation.

We will mainly talk on how you can help your children read and write in the other language, ie the language which is not used at school.

Let us know whether you are coming on :

Bring along any friends who could be interested.

mardi 17 janvier 2012

At long last .....

I did not give news for a very long time.
In fact, I was setting up our new group : Multilingual Cafe and the activities for our Multilingual Children 
I has been an extremely busy time trying to find rooms where we could meet, organising activites and letting everybody know about our existence.

I hope you will still follow us and I will try to post information weekly.