No matter if we are monolinguals or bilinguals ourselves, we all can help our children acquire or learn new languages and become bilinguals.
Children do not become bilinguals “by magic”. It is an ongoing process that takes several years and needs consistency, commitment and creativity not only from parents, but also from extended family, teachers, friends.
It becomes even more complex if we lead an international life, i.e. move to different countries, our children change schools and languages, or if we experience major change.
- Which languages do I want my children to talk (read, write)?
- What should I do if my child doesn’t to talk back in the “right” language?
- What can I do when my child turns silent, stops talking?
- Will my child be able to maintain his/her family language(s) ?
- What will happen when they are teenagers, young adults?
In my workshop “Parenting the Bilingual Child”, I will discuss the kind of issues a family can face with their children once they’ve started pre-school and school, maybe faced some moves overseas or experienced major changes in their lives already.
You will get a clearer picture about how you (together with your partner, teachers, caregivers) can support your child to become or stay bilingual.
Thursday 10 September 2015, 19:00-21:00
Juliana van Stolberglaan 154, 2595 CL Den Haag
Costs per person: €45 (incl. BTW) incl. learning materials and refreshments.
If you bring a friend (or if you are a member of WBII) you’ll get a reduction of 20%!
If you have any questions, you can contact me at UtesExpatLounge@gmail.com or you can already sign up here.
I’m looking forward to talk bilingual with you!