How will Brexit affect my multilingual family ? Should I reduce how much I speak my language in public ? How can I help my children be proud of their heritage in today's context?
Foufou Saviktsky, Learning Unlimited,who is experienced educational and family support consultant who will talk about how parents can support children when they overhear negative comments or experience unsupportive environments for bilingualism.
Ana Gonzáles, Wilson and Co Solicitors,who will explore some of the possible scenarios that families may encounter once the UK has exited from the EU. Please note that Ana will not be able to give any general or individual legal advice.
We have now confirmed a children’s storytelling session (ages 4-11) and we still hope to run a crèche (ages 2-4) but places for this will be limited and you must book ahead.
Please register here to attend and for storytelling/creche places: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bilingual-families-and-brexit-tickets-31978724225
This workshop is for parents of children aged 0-5. This workshop can address issues from deciding which languages to speak before the baby is born, to what to do if a toddler replies only in one language.
For parents of children from 9-12. This newly developed workshop will cover issues from choosing secondary schools, language options at secondary schools, studying and taking exams in home languages as well as providing some insights into the emotional and social changes that teenagers experience and how this might impact on multilingualism in the family.
This workshop is for parents of children aged 4-8. It covers starting school, learning to read and write, and the phase when children interact more fully with the English environment. It also addresses concerns about some children who are reluctant to speak a home language.
We run regular workshop for parents using discussions and question and answer sessions to give a basic introduction to what our members have experienced to demonstrate what works for different bilingual families.
These events are run by parents for parents - not by professionals. We won't have all the answers - but we will know how it feels. Spaces at the workshops are limited, please contact us for more information or if you wish to confirm your attendance.
All workshops are free and take place from 3.45- 5.15pm at the Limes Children's and Community Centre, Somers Road, just off Walthamstow Market.