More than one language: what parents and teachers need to know

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Find out the facts about bilingualism in children from Bilingualism Matters founder, Professor Antonella Sorace.

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Early bilingualism in any languages, regardless of their status, prestige, and diffusion, can give children much more than two languages if they receive enough engaging input in a supporting environment. However, there are still many widespread old misconceptions – as well as some new ones - about what it means for a child to grow up with more than one language.

Get an overview of the facts, positive effects and possible problems of early bilingualism in families and schools from University of Edinburgh bilingualism expert Antonella Sorace. A 40-minute talk will be followed by 20 minutes for questions and answers. Families are welcome, as are all affected by the issues covered in this session.

This talk is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science event, Multilingual Stories from Scottish Schools.

If you need a BSL translator, electronic notetaker, or other support to be able to attend this talk, please let us know by emailing bilingualism-matters@ed.ac.uk. We cannot guarantee finding relevant support at short notice.

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This event is part of the FREE Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival 2019. Also in Summerhall as part of the Festival:

Pop-Up World of Languages – Thursday 7th November 3pm tp 6pm, Friday 8th November 1pm to 6pm, Saturday 9th November 10am to 6pm & Sunday 10th November 10am to 4pm (drop-in). Don't miss this unique chance to experience the first UK pop-up museum of languages on its tour of the UK. Discover the weird and wonderful world of languages through family-friendly, hands-on activities and games. Part of the MEITs project - find out more here.

Multilingual book swap – Saturday 9th November 11am - 4pm (drop-in). Bring your books in any languages and swap them for others.

Multilingual Stories from Scottish Schools - Saturday 9th November 11am to 4pm (drop-in). Exhibition of art works exploring languages created by pupils from Edinburgh school.

Kinetic reading: language learning through movement - Sunday 10th November 10am to 4pm. Innovative workshop exploring dance and language learning for children aged 9 to 11. Funded by Creative Multilingualism and led by PhD researchers. Register on Eventbrite

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Edinburgh

EH9 1PL

United Kingdom

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