There's a wealth of information on the Internet about bilingual education and raising bilingual kids. But for parents or teachers navigating their way through an online search, it often feels overwhelming. Facts can get taken out of context, and statistics from research are quoted as if they are set in stone. However, the science of bilingualism is relatively young and ever-evolving. In Episode 20 I talk to Eowyn Crisfield in detail about what parents need to know in order to steer their family through the rocky waters of bilingual education. This is part one of a two-part series. Part two looks at EAL education in schools, so this episode is a good foundation for teachers too.
Episode 25: What was language learning like 400 years ago?
Episode 24: Speak standard English!
Episode 23: Grammar... friend or foe?
Episode 22: Speech and language therapy.
Episode 21: EAL – where to start?
Episode 19: Why study languages at university?
Episode 18: Trolling, trust and language education.
Episode 17: Time for a communication revolution?
Episode 16: How can we reimagine MFL education?
Episode 15: How do we transform the MFL curriculum?
Episode 14: Why translation is important.
Episode 13: What if we taught language through poetry?
Episode 12: How does writing poetry help us find our voice?
Episode 11: What happens if your voice is silenced?
Episode 10: Have we got our approach to teaching language right?
Episode 9: How can we play with language through talk, poetry and writing?
Episode 8: How can linguistics help teachers?
Episode 7: What's in an accent?
Episode 6: How can Shakespeare help us talk to each other?
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