Supporting Multilingual and Multicultural Children: Seminar and E-discussion
A big thank you to those who attended our series of lectures on 31st October 2011 in Camden Town Hall.
For those that were unable to attend, you can see videos of the lectures below!
- Centre for Multilingual and Multicultural Research
- Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, Birkbeck, University of London.
What is it about?
The main questions this event aims to explore are:
- How to support young children to develop their bilingual and multilingual skills?
- How to make the learning process enjoyable for everyone?
- What resources and options are available at home, in schools and communities?
Who is it for?
Parents, grandparents, teachers, educators, support workers, policy makers, researchers or anyone who is interested in childhood bilingualism and multilingualism.
Who are the speakers and discussants?
Our guest speakers are international experts on bilingualism and bilingual education. Staff from the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication (the first Applied Linguistics Department in a British University) together with the guest speakers will join the on-line discussion.
Becoming a speaker of more than one language in infancy - Professor Marjorie Lorch (Birkbeck, University of London)
Learning to read and write in more than one language - Dr Charmian Kenner (Goldsmiths, University of London)
40+ Years Greek School of Lausanne”: Linking community, complementary school and families - Dr Vally Lytra (Goldsmiths, University of London & King’s College London)
Social and psychological aspects of bilingualism - Prof Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck, University of London)