Supporting Young Bilinguals

This course outlines the stages of development children experience when learning a second language. Research on language acquisition will be presented in relation to guiding principles for English language learners. In addition, participants will learn to adapt existing activities and strategies for young bilinguals within a developmental and cultural context.

Topics include:

  • Process of bilingualism
  • Advantages of bilingualism
  • Strategies to facilitate second language acquisition
  • Fostering culturally and linguistically rich environments at school and at home
  • Incorporating families' cultures and funds of knowledge into early childhood settings
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