The importance of mother tongue in language learning

Sometimes when a child starts learning English, their parents – or even their teachers – may think it beneficial to use English at home instead of the child’s mother tongue. However, research shows that this may in fact be counterintuitive. Why is this? How does supporting the mother tongue benefit children, and what does it have to do with early foreign language learning? We will address these questions in our second webinar of 2021.

17th of March, 2021

09:00 - Lima (GMT-5)
11:00 - Brasilia (GMT-3)
15:00 - Amsterdam / Stockholm / Warsaw (GMT+1) 16:00 - Helsinki (GMT+2)






We get a lot of questions about the educational principles of Moomin Language School from teachers, parents and administrators. We are passionate about our method that make Moomin Language School so fun and effective. That’s why we wanted to really break down the knowledge we have and make it accessible to our users and teachers for the benefit of children around the world.

Whether you are an education professional or a parent interested in early language learning and digital tools, this series is packed with knowledge from a company that has 30 years of experience in the field.

The focus of the webinar is on the research-based theory behind language learning and our service.



Saga Arola
Head of pedagogy 

Saga Arola is an English teacher with a master’s degree in English philology from the University of Helsinki. For the past five years she has been working in the field of early language learning and children’s language development. She is a Finnish-English bilingual and has studied seven other languages which has given her a comprehensive understanding of language learning.