My bilingual child
Workshop for parents of primary school children +++ Free for Mother Tongues Members +++
Join Claudia Kunkel and Francesca La Morgia for an interactive workshop designed for parents and for those who care for primary school children who speak more than one language.
– Parents’ expectations for language maintenance in the primary school years
– Strategies for supporting the home language
– Tips and activities to promote harmonious bilingual development throughout childhood
– Tips and activities to promote motivation and enjoyment in using the home language
– What to do if you are concerned about your child’s development
+++ CANCELLED +++ Wed 13 February 2019, 19:00 – 21:00 @ Outhouse 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1 +++ CANCELLED +++
New dates coming soon
About the Speakers
Francesca La Morgia is Assistant Professor in Clinical Speech and Language Studies in Trinity College Dublin, and the coordinator of the Irish Research Network in Childhood Bilingualism and Multilingualism. Since 2006, her research has focused on child language development and bilingualism. Before joining Trinity, Francesca lectured in UCD, DCU and at the University of Reading, where she was also responsible for the English branch of Bilingualism Matters. She has been running workshops for bilingual families, teachers and other professionals for 10 years, and in 2017 she founded Mother Tongues, to offer these workshops and classes to a wider audience.
Claudia Kunkel studied Speech and Language Therapy in Munich. She worked as a speech therapist until she moved to Rome in 2008, where she did therapy with bilingual children and taught German at the Goethe-Institut. She has been living in Ireland since 2016. She is fascinated by the many different strategies used by adults to learn a second language and by the great capacity of children to learn two or more languages simultaneously.
Throughout her career, Claudia has been supporting parents in the early stages of their child’s linguistic development, integrating new technologies in therapy and in language teaching.
All proceeds from the evening will go to Mother Tongues and its projects to support families raising bilingual and multilingual children in Ireland.