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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015 - The Gift of Bilingualism

Venue: Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh
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Event Date: 20/08/2015 19:00 - 20:00

The CPD event, The Gift of Bilingualism, takes place as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Thursday 20 August from 7.00pm – 8.00pm.

It is thought that around 143 different languages are spoken in homes across Scotland and mounting evidence suggests that bilingualism offers many benefits and is particularly good for our brains. How can bilingual families be supported and each mother tongue acknowledged and respected?

Join Antonella Sorace, professor of Developmental Linguistics and founder of Bilingualism Matters, and Michelle Jones from Craigmillar Books for Babies, an early literacy charity in Edinburgh. Together they discuss the benefits and challenges of early bilingualism and enabling people to make informed choices concerning bilingual children.

Visit the book festival website to download the programme and booking form.

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