The talk will explore bilingual children use of first language(s) and learning of a new language in the Early Years. The advantages of growing up learning more than one language will be discussed and strategies will be considered for fostering children’s bilingualism and supporting and assessing the learning of English.
The Inspiration Meeting will be of interest to all Managers, Head teachers, and Early Years Practitioners working with the Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1
Dr Rose Drury is an Early Years Education Consultant and Honorary Associate at The Open University. She has 20 years of experience working with undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students and with practitioners in early years settings. She is frequently asked to speak at conferences on supporting multilingualism in the early years because of her recognised expertise in the field and she has published a book ‘Young bilingual learners at home and at school’ (Trentham). She has also worked with parent groups in a variety of settings.