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Cancelled - NEW - Supporting young bilingual children - London

17/05/2019 09:00 - 15:30

Most teachers and practitioners in the UK now work within complex communities and increasingly large numbers of children are bilingual. Teacher's daily work is with children who speak more than one language but their curriculum and assessment are monolingual and English.

This new course will explore bilingual children's use of first languages and learning of a new language in the early years of schooling. The advantages of growing up learning more than one language will be discussed in relation to recent research. To give children the best chance of success, strategies will be suggested for fostering children's bilingualism and supporting and assessing the learning of a new language, creating environments where multilingualism is a postive resource.
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  • make links with current policy guidance and discuss how to put this into practice with multilingual children and their families
  • develop strategies for supporting children's early language and communication when learning a new language
  • understand the potential benefits of supporting early bilingualism
  • develop an understanding of assessment and the stages of early bilingual learning

Early Bird Member - £160
Standard Member - £199

Please Note: Member bookings (Early Bird and Standard) are not transferrable. If a non-member attends an event in place of a member without prior notification and approval by the Professional Development team, the Standard Non-member charge will be applicable.

Early Bird Non-Member - £225
Standard Non-Member - £280

Early Bird Member booking on behalf of a Non-Member - £190
Standard Member booking on behald of a Non-Member - £225
Early Years leaders and managers who are working in pre-schools and school settings

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