WFBG Workshops

ONLINE workshop

Waltham Forest Bilingual Group's online workshop will take place on Sunday 19 July 2020, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm We are offering our regular workshop to interested families, so if you have not attended in the past you are welcome to join us this time, or if you know of any other families who would be interested please pass this information on. For more information about our workshop go Participation is free, please register your interest here. Conference call details will be sent upon registration.


Children in multilingual families - Workshop for Parents

Parent-to-parent tips and advice on how to deal with two or more languages in your family.

First Stages - Workshop for Parents

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.

The Teenage Years - Workshop for Parents

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.

Next Steps - Workshop for Parents

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 3.30- 5.30pm at the Limes Children's and Community Centre, Somers Road, just off Walthamstow Market.

For more details or to reserve your place, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .