Dutch Centre in collaboration with Studio Koekkoek organise a talk about the impact of raising your children bilingual on 11 February 2016.
Growing up with more than one language. Insights from the Netherlands
Nowadays many children growing up in mixed marriages acquire two languages simultaneously from birth on. Besides that the European Union expects from its citizens that they acquire, next to their mother tongue, two other languages. Insofar as this was not already the case in many countries, in today’s world multilingualism is becoming the norm, while monolingualism is more and more an exception. How does this affect the child’s development, communication in the family and what are the implications for the educational system? These (and other) questions will be answered based on insights from the Netherlands, where long-standing experiences with multilingualism have been acquired.
Folkert Kuiken (University of Amsterdam) is professor of Dutch as a Second Language and Multilingualism and Academic Director of the Institute for Dutch Language Education. He is co-author of Het succes van tweetalig opvoeden (‘The success of bilingual education’).
- Date: Thursday 11th of February 2016
- English Spoken
- Time: 7.00 pm
- Doors open: 6.30 pm
- Tickets: £10, students £5,-.
- Location: Dutch Centre, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N2HA