UiL OTS researchers want to share their knowledge with parties outside of the academic world, for instance about bilingualism.
Ever wondered how children learn two languages at once? Or whether there’s an optimal age to start learning a second language? These are just some of the questions being addressed in the workshops on bilingualism and raising bilingual children by the Growing up Bilingual team, UiL OTS researchers Dr Sharon Unsworth, Dr Manuela Pinto and Dr Ivana Brasileiro. More information for parents, teachers and others interested in bilingual children can be found at the Growing up Bilingual website: www.growingupbilingual.org.
Linguistic and cultural diversity in primary school
Children growing up in multilingual environments face a critical period in the transition from the family home to the school environment. In the context of the interdisciplinary European project entitled ‘Transitions and multilingualism’ (TRAM), we organise workshops to provide primary school teachers with the knowledge of language and cultural diversity, intercultural competences and first and second language(s) acquisition that helps them understand their multilingual pupils and their parents. These workshops are also attended by stakeholders concerned with the management of linguistic and cultural diversity in a school setting.
For more information, please contact the UiL OTS researchers, Dr Emmanuelle Le Pichon
or Dr Sergio Baauw
and consult the website www.tram-project.eu