Upcoming Event: Language Friendly School Webinar #3
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Within the Language Friendly School, parents play an important role. Schools design their Language Friendly Schoolplan with the full participation of parents. This is because parental involvement is so essential for a child’s school success. When teachers do not speak the same language as parents and when school books are in a language which the parents do not understand, this can have serious implications for the learning process of multilingual children. It’s important therefore that both parents and teachers find ways of supporting each other.
How parents and teachers can support multilingual children
How can parents work together with teachers to provide the best outcome for multilingual children? And what can teachers and school administrators do to make schools more welcome and inclusive for parents of all linguistic and ethnic backgrounds?
For our third webinar, on Thursday 7th of May, we have invited Dr. Ute Limacher-Riebold and Dr. Rita Rosenbaum who are both multilingual language consultants to discuss some of these questions.
The webinar is open to parents, educators, researchers and other people interested in the role of language in education. Participants are invited to participate in the discussion, ask questions and suggest their own strategies.
About Ute Limacher-Riebold
Ute Limacher-Riebold, PhD is a multilingual Language Consultant at Ute’s International Lounge. She specialized in bi- and multilingualism and language acquisition and learning. She supports international families who raise their children with multiple languages and helps them find the most suitable strategies to maintain their home languages whilst acquiring and learning others.
Ute is multilingual herself (German, Italian, French, English, Swiss-German, Dutch, Spanish) and raises her three children with multiple languages too.
- Dr. Ellen-Rose Kambel, director Rutu Foundation
- Dr. Emmanuelle Le Pichon-Vorstman, professor, University of Toronto
- Dr. Ute Limacher-Riebold, Language Consultant at Ute’s International Lounge
- Rita Rosenback, founder of Multilingual Parenting
How to join the webinar
The webinar is free and open to all but spaces are limited, so please register here. You will receive an email with further instructions.
What time is the webinar?
- 1.30- 2:15 PM Eastern Central Time (Toronto, New York)
- 2:30-3:15 PM UTC-3 (Paramaribo)
- 7:30-8.15 PM Central European Summer Time (Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin).
Language Friendly School webinars
This is the third webinar of our Language Friendly School webinar series. The slides for the last one can be found here. To make sure you don’t miss the next one, sign up for our newsletter, or follow the Language Friendly School via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or join the Linkedin Group.