Working with bilingual children: a workshop for educational psychologists

A training event by Fraser Lauchlan


Thursday 2nd 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: £179* (fee includes Lunch, and Tea/Coffee throughout the day)

BPS London Office, 30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A. Google Maps

* Early Bird Booking Rate: Payable by 22.06.20. Full rate: £225. Discounts for Trainee EPs

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Programme For The Day - Thursday 2nd July 2020 (9.30-16.00)

Aims:  To revisit briefly 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 including a case study.  

9.00-9.30  Arrival, registration and tea/coffee  
9.30-9.45  Introduction and outline of the day.  Aims and objectives.  

9.45-10.30  Small group discussion/activity: What is bilingualism and how does it impact on my practice?

10.30-11.00  Brief look at background theory and concepts in bilingualism

11.00-11.15  Tea/Coffee

11.15-12.00  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

1.30-2.45  Implications for educational psychologists: issues to consider

2.45-3.00  Tea/Coffee

3.00-3.45  Case study: Leticia.  Small group discussion/activity.  

3.45-4.00  Discussion:  1) At an individual level: What can I take from the training into my everyday practice?   2) At a Service level: action plan for working with bilinguals?

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