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Raising Multilingual Children by Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Lausanne, 17 Jan...

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Hotel Continental

Place de la Gare 2

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Raising Multilingual Children: Foreign Language Acquisition and Children

by world-renowned specialist in education and neuroscience, Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Ph.D. www.traceytokuhama.com

Tracey is half Japanese-American, half Irish-Native American and is married to an Ecuadorian. Her 3 children aged 20, 22 and 24 speak fluent English, Spanish and German and some French.

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, author of “Raising Multilingual Children” and 5 other books on the brain and learning, is visiting Switzerland to present her dynamic workshops.

There are Ten Key Factors which influence every student’s success with new languages:

  • Timing
  • Aptitude
  • Motivation
  • Strategy
  • Consistency
  • Opportunity
  • Language Typology
  • Siblings
  • Gender
  • Hand-use

Each person will combine these “ingredients” together in their own unique “recipe” for learning. This workshop will familiarize teachers and parents with the factors and suggest tools for enhancing those which are shaped in the school context.

Tracey will explain how children learn languages and answer your questions. For example:

  • Is it ok to have 2, 3, 4 languages at the same time or is it better for children to learn languages consecutively?
  • When should your children learn multiliteracy skills?
  • Who should speak what in order to maximize the best language skills?
  • Should you learn a foreign language alongside your children?
  • Raising your child multilingually has worked so far, but now your child is growing up and you have different questions about identity, literacy, strategy, etc.
  • Come with your own questions and be prepared to share your own concerns about the best way to raise multilingual children.


PRICE FOR WORKSHOPS:
Includes drinks and snacks during the break.

  • Early bird sign-up online before 11.30pm on 9 January, 2018: Fr. 75.-/individual, Fr. 125.-/couple (2 parents of the same family)
  • Advance booking online from 11.30pm on 9 January, 2018 until 11.30pm on the day before the event: Fr. 85.-/individual, Fr. 150.-/couple (2 parents of the same family)
  • At the door CASH ONLY: Fr. 110.-/individual, Fr. 185.-/couple (2 parents of the same family). Please note that if you wait to pay at the door, there is a risk that you will be turned away if the event is full.


CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Cancellations 6 days before: 100% refund
  • Cancellations 5 days before: 90% refund
  • Cancellations 3 days before: 50% refund
  • Cancellations 1 day before: no refund


PROGRAM FOR LAUSANNE
Wednesday, 17 January, 2018
18h Registration and welcome drink
18h30-20h Ten key factors which influence every student’s success with new languages
20h-20h30 Break with drinks and snacks
20h30-21h45 How children learn languages and Q&A
22h end

SEND TRACEY YOUR QUESTIONS BEFORE THE EVENT! It is also a good idea to let her know your family language situation (mother's language, father's language, school language, etc.).

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