Programme 17

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7.30pm RTÉ ONE Monday
8.00 pm TG4 Wednesday

In this programme you will learn to ask and tell people how many languages you speak and which ones; which you find difficult or easy and other languages you'd like to learn.

Dutch man Alex Hijmans is a fluent Irish speaker he tells Sharon how he came to Galway, where he runs 'An Banana Phobhlacht', an Irish speaking coffee bar.

Sharon visits Spiddal Co. Galway and meets Oisín Ó Conláin, his wife Yuko, who is from Akita in the north of Japan, and their family. They keep both cultures alive in the their house, speaking Irish and Japanese to the children.

This weeks soundscape takes us back to the playground where we eavesdrop on children playing and enjoying themselves.

In the house Darren is caught between Sorcha and Réiltín, and he's wondering what Rita wants to talk to him about!!