Professor Antonella Sorace gives a talk on ‘How Children Learn Two Languages’ and explains the various myths which exist within families surrounding how to best bring up your children in a multilingual household.
On 7th February 2013 Prof Ray Miller and Prof Antonella Sorace will be doing a talk at the Counting House in Edinburgh
Name of speaker and subject:
Antonella Sorace – Early and late bilingualism
Details of talk:
How do children learn two languages?
Any child can learn more than one language without any effort if these languages are heard frequently in natural situations. Children don’t need language lessons: they spontaneously understand how language works and the quickly learn to use the right language depending on who they talk to. Regular use of two languages makes children’s brain more flexible, improves their attention, and gives them a range of benefits that last a lifetime.