Presentation Title: Fostering Bilingualism / Plurilingualism in Children: An Overview of Key Questions & Best Practices
Presentation Description: “My talk on January 26 will provide a practical overview of key concepts linked to bilingual and plurilingual education. Drawing on current research in the fields of applied linguistics, bilingual and plurilingual education, and the cognitive and social dimensions of language, as well as on my personal experience as a language learner and the father of trilingual children, my talk explores common questions and best practices to guide parents and caregivers seeking to support children's ability to learn to use more than one language with confidence and competence in everyday life. My talk will address the value and advantages of bilingualism / plurilingualism in our modern, interconnected world, as well as the myths, realities, challenges, and strategies that can be implemented to foster our children’s ability to benefit from the gift of bilingualism and plurilingualism.”
Presenter: Jérémie Séror, PhD
, is a full professor and director of the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on language socialization processes in plurilingual and pluricultural environments. His current projects explore the dynamics and impact of immersion programs in university settings, the development of biliteracy / pluriliteracy, and the study of writing strategies and processes in digital spaces.
- When: Wednesday, January 26, 12:00–1:30pm (PST)
- Where: Zoom
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