April 30, 2014
2:00 pm Eastern Time
The Ohio State University
A large and growing number of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have the potential to develop dual language and literacy skills if supported in their immediate environment. Scientific studies suggest that young children can benefit cognitively, linguistically, and culturally from learning more than one language in early childhood. Yet, the phenomenon of childhood bilingualism is poorly understood by many and regarded with skepticism by others. Whether children are exposed to two languages in the home, community, or school, the experience of living with and processing two languages at an early age has significant implications for early childhood educators and other professionals who work with emergent bilinguals.
In this webinar, you will learn about the language development process of young bilinguals, or dual language learners, including different types of dual language learners and pathways to bilingualism, stages of dual language learning for simultaneous and sequential bilinguals, oral language acquisition strategies used by dual language learners, contextual and individual factors influencing the dual language development process, and typical and atypical markers of dual language development.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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*Please be advised that you will only be eligible for the great door prizes if you participate in the live session.
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