Date(s) - 29/11/2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Theme: Key Issues for teachers working with bilingual children in the Early Years
Guest Speaker: Rose Drury
Dr Rose Drury is an Early Years Education consultant and Honorary Associate at The Open University with over 20 years of experience working with undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students and with Early Years teachers working in multilingual settings.
As NALDIC EYSIG Convenor in the mid-1990s, Rose presents a reflective look at the key issues for teachers working with young bilingual children over the past 20 years. The central issues that underpin her talk are bilingual children’s use of first language(s) and learning of a new language in the early years of schooling. The advantages of growing up learning more than one language will be explored and strategies for fostering children’s bilingualism and supporting and assessing their learning of English. The main areas for future development will highlight the urgent need for NALDIC EYSIG to play an important role by contributing to the growing body of research into the education of young bilingual children and providing a forum for the discussion of professional issues.
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