Interactive talk and activities by the Child Bilingualism Lab: in this bilingual event, attendees will hear about the latest research in the field, and will have the opportunity to try out tasks and games.
What is it about?
Did you know that learning two languages can improve children’s cognitive skills? Or that children with developmental disabilities can learn English and Welsh without additional language difficulties? The Child Bilingualism lab investigates language and thinking skills in bilingual children, with focus on Welsh-English bilingualism.
By attending this event, attendees will get a hands-on experience of using specialist tools and activities. They will also learn about how language and thinking skills develop in children exposed to two languages, including children with developmental disabilities such as Rett syndrome and Down Syndrome
The events will be hosted by the Child Bilingualism Lab: Dr Eirini Sanoudaki, Dr Athanasia Papastergiou (Bangor University's School of Arts Culture and Language), Dr Rebecca Ward (Swansea University's School of Psychology) and Bangor University’s Doctoral students in Bilingualism Bethan Collins, Rebecca Day and Felicity Parry.
The event is aimed at adults and young people, but children and families are welcome to attend.
The event will be of particular interest to parents, teachers and professionals working with children. Anyone interested in language development and languages is equally welcome. Of particular relevance to Welsh audiences.
This event is hosted in collaboration by Bangor and Cardiff Universities. It will take place in two separate locations on different dates. If you would like to attend this event in Bangor please find details here: https://festivalofsocialscience.com/events/child-bilingualism-what-do-we-know-how-do-we-find-out/