Working with bilingual children: a workshop for educational psychologists

A training event by Fraser Lauchlan


Thursday 23rd July 2020

This one-day training is an invaluable opportunity for all educational psychologists and related professionals interested in improving their knowledge and expertise of bilingualism and to consider some of the practical implications of working with the increasingly large population of bilingual and multilingual children who attend schools in the UK. 

The training will combine theory, research and practice, including the consideration of some real life cases.

Cost: £90* 


Delivered online using Zoom, hosted by Cardiff University (no Zoom account required)

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Programme For The Day - Thursday 23rd July 2020 (9.30am - 4pm)

Aims:  To look at some of the theory and concepts in bilingualism, consider some of the advantages and disadvantages of being raised bilingual according to the literature, explore implications for educational psychologists, including working with bilingual children who have additional support needs, and consider practical issues through the use of case studies. 

9.30-10.00  Introduction and small group discussion/activity: What experience do I have of bilingualism? Do I consider myself to be bilingual? How does it impact on my practice?

10.00-11.00  Brief look at background theory and concepts in bilingualism

11.00-11.15  Tea/Coffee

Advantages and disadvantages of being raised bilingual. 

12.00-12.30  Presentation of recent research by FL that has explored cognitive benefits of bilingualism

12.30-1.30  Lunch

Implications for educational psychologists: issues to consider

2.15-2.45    Case study 1: Alun. Small group discussion/activity.

2.45-3.00    Tea/Coffee

Case study 2: Leticia.  Small group discussion/activity. 

3.45-4.00    Discussion:  What can I take from the training into my everyday practice?

For more information on the training you can use the contact form to get in touch via email.