- Speaker: Francesca La Morgia
- Dates and times:
13th March 2019, 10:00 - 11:00 UTC
13th March 2019, 16:00 - 17:00 UTC
What are the advantages of bilingual education, and how can we tell parents that the first language is an important asset for their children?
Parents around the world invest financially and emotionally in their children's education.
With the increasing trend of learning curriculum subjects in English, parents are faced with a dilemma: should my children read and write in the mother tongue, when they have the unique opportunity to study the curriculum in English? Whether you teach curriculum subjects in English or not, this webinar will teach you how to explain to parents the fundamental importance of the first language as a learning tool for their children.
Dates and Times
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13th March 2019
- UK (UTC) 10:00 - 11:00
- UAE (GST) 14:00 - 15:00
- Japan (JST) 19:00 - 20:00
- Brazil (BRST) 08:00 - 09:00
- New York (EST) 05:00 - 06:00
13th March 2019
- UK (UTC) 16:00 - 17:00
- UAE (GST) 20:00 - 21:00
- Japan (JST) 01:00 - 02:00 (+1 day)
- Brazil (BRST) 14:00 - 15:00
- New York (EST) 11:00 - 12:00
Francesca La Morgia is Assistant Professor in Clinical Speech and Language Studies in Trinity College Dublin, and the coordinator of the Irish Research Network in Childhood Bilingualism and Multilingualism. Since 2006, her research has focused on child language development and bilingualism. Before joining Trinity, Francesca lectured in UCD, DCU and at the University of Reading, where she was also responsible for the English branch of Bilingualism Matters. She has been running workshops for bilingual families, teachers and other professionals for 10 years, and in 2017 she founded Mother Tongues, to offer these workshops and classes to a wider audience. Francesca has since been shortlisted for a number of national awards, including the Social Entrepreneur Awards and Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur.
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