Speaking multiple languages is a valuable asset in our global world and fostering the family languages (mother/ father language) helps children to find – or maintain – their identity.
No matter if we are monolinguals or bilinguals (or multilinguals) 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 speak – 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 my child is a teenager / a young adult?
In this workshop I will discuss the kind of issues families can face with their children, once they’ve started pre-school and school; i.e. it is aimed for families with children from age 3-18.
You will get a clearer picture about how you (together with your partner, teachers, caregivers) can support your child to become or stay bilingual.
Based on latest research and findings I have developed a SMART language plan© that will help you set realistic goals when planning the bilingual journey of your family.
This workshop is tailored for 6 participants max to ensure all attendees get full attention and can practice the exercices thoroughly.
Date and Venue
(0-6 year old)
(next date in September 2016;
for online workshop
please contact info@UtesLounge.com)
Monday 4 July 2016
(6-18 year old)
The venue is Van Vredenburchweg 42A, 2282 SJ Rijswijk. It is easily reacheable with tram 17: coming from The Hague Centraal Station 18 mins direction Wateringen, tram stop ‘Van Vredenburchweg’, and free parking available in the area.
In this workshop you...
- meet people in a similar situation
- get personalized attention
- work on your own language plan
Please indicate the date of the workshop and the age of your child(ren) in the Comment area here below.[contact-form to=’UtesExpatLounge@gmail.com’ subject=’Interest in Parenting the Bilingual Child workshop’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’I%26#039;m interested in the workshop Parenting the Bilingual Child 4.7. 10-12h’ type=’checkbox’ /][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]
Costs per person: 60 € (incl. 21% VAT) incl. learning materials and refreshments.
You can reserve your seat by filling out the form here below and by making your payment per bank transfer at:
Account Number: NL74ABNA0411094637
Indicating: YOUR NAME + Workshop Parenting the Bilingual Child + DATE