First words: how bilingual children learn to talk


20th October 2021, 8 pm

In this interactive webinar, families will learn about how children learn two or more languages, what to expect when children start talking and how to support children in their development of each language.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

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Dr Francesca La Morgia has been delivering training in the area of bilingual language development and bilingual education since 2008. She has an MPhil in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in bilingual language acquisition from DCU. In recent years Dr La Morgia has been delivering professional training to mainstream teachers, EAL teachers, language teachers and teacher trainers in Ireland, Belgium, the UK, Germany and Switzerland. Some of the locations include the European Commission in Brussels, the Ils International School in Geneva, the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Ireland and the EAL teacher network at Leeds University.
Her publications include articles in international peer-review journals and books as well as contributions to support materials for the Primary Language Curriculum and a toolkit for using the first language in English medium instruction for Oxford University Press.


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