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Bilingual Foundations (Part A) 8th September 2018 (Wanstead)
September 8, 2018 10:15 am - 10:45 am
This is a 1 hour 30 minute workshop for parents/carers with children on Saturday 8th September 2018 at Wanstead 10:15am-11:45am TBC.
This is Part A of two workshops (Part B is Bilingual Strategies). It is not necessary to attend both workshops, but it is recommended. If you can’t make both dates then please contact Pui-Lai to find out the dates of future workshops, or to arrange a private consultation.
What we will cover:
- Breakdown of bilingualism, the different types and how it applies to you and your family
- Dispelling common myths of bilingualism
- Benefits of bilingualism based on current scientific research and other research about raising a bilingual child, what does this mean and what we can do about it
- Common methods used to achieve bilingualism
- Goal setting – the modalities and what to think about
- Speech and Language Development and the importance of this in relation to bilingualism
- Foundations of Parent Child Interaction (PCI) and how to incorporate it into our busy every day lives
Saturday 8th September 2018 between 10:15am-11:45am at Wanstead TBC.
My qualifications and experience
As a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (MSc UCL, HCPC, CertMRCSLT) with a special interest in multilingualism, my experience includes working with children for over 12 years (ages 0-18 years). I also have experience treating adults with acquired brain injury, mental health and learning disabilities for the last five years.
At home, I have raised a trilingual family – my husband speaks to our son exclusively in Mandarin, and I speak to our son in Cantonese and he responds fluently in both languages. His English – which he speaks to his school friends – is great and we have no concerns with his progress at school.
If you are interested then please contact me at [email protected] to book a place, stating Bilingualism Workshop Part A September.
Limited spaces available. Concessions available for those with low income.
Children are welcome at the venue. There are baby changing facilities available.
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
MSc UCL, BA (Hons) Warwick, HCPC, CertMRCSLT
“Your workshop was a perfect balance between the theoretical elements and how to approach it in real-life. I found everything learnt really empowering. Your passion for this subject comes across without a doubt and I look forward to more workshops in future. Would definitely recommend.” Languages: Italian and English
“A really great opportunity to hear about both the theory and the practice behind how to raise a bilingual child from someone who has the academic and real-life experience in the subject matter. Thank you” Languages: Mandarin, German and English
“Very happy that I attended today, the workshop has given me great confidence to use the tools given and encourage bilingualism.” Languages: Spanish, French and English
“A must for all language enthusiasts, parents and educators! Pui-Lai has a deep understanding of the inner-workings of language. Attending the workshop helped me learn what I was doing right and what I could improve on in raising my kids bilingually. I look forward to attending the next workshop.” Languages: Spanish, German, English and French
“The workshop was informative and at the same time really practical. The indepth knowledge that covered both bilingualism and speech and language development was extremely useful and my wife and I really feel like we are equipped with what to do next for our child. Pui-Lai is clearly passionate about the subject and it is not often that workshops are useful, delivered well and pitched correctly for parents in mind. I would definitely recommend this for any one, not just…
“I’m really glad I found the workshops: it was great to meet Pui-Lai – it is clear that she is very qualified, knowledgeable and passionate around this subject. It was important that both my husband and I attended so that we could each understand and support our respective roles in our child’s language development. I found it most helpful to understand better what is achievable and not, so that you don’t get disappointed or put too much pressure on the…