This unique half-day course equips parents with the knowledge and skills they need to support the successful development of two or more languages in their children. The class is ideal for expectant families and for parents of children under the age of 6.
Through small group discussions and exercises with videos and worksheets, parents will learn about bilingualism/multilingualism, how to overcome difficulties and how to support the development of their child’s languages. The classes have a limited number of participants to allow time for discussion and questions.
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10:00 understanding bilingual language development in the early years
10.45 to 11.00: coffee break (light refreshments provided)
11.00 to 11.30: language exposure, language use and language need
11.30 to 12.30: games, activities and techniques to support the home language throughout childhood
12.30 to 1: discussion and conclusions
Dr Francesca La Morgia is assistant professor in linguistics at Ulster University. She has been involved in research on child language acquisition since 2008 and she has published in international journals. After many years working in research and in the community, in 2017 Dr La Morgia founded Mother Tongues to share her knowledge and experience. Since then she has delivered courses on bilingualism all over Ireland to more than 1000 families.