Dear Families,

We would like to invite you to a workshop we have organised for the families regarding Bilingualism and Multilingualism. It will be in Amigoss (upper floor) on Thursday the 27th at 6.15 pm. Our aim is to answer the questions you have daily about how learning more than a language is affecting your children. We will learn about acquisition of a second language, the production of language and all the implications all these have in the children.
Paola Escudero, Alba Tuninetti, Karen Mulak, and Nicole Traynor are in charge of the workshop. They are  researchers at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, based at Western Sydney University. They also work within the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.

Paola is Associate Professor and holds a prestigious future Fellowship from the ARC. She is an expert on first and subsequent language acquisition in infant, children and adults who live in monolingual and multilingual communities.

Alba received her PhD in 2015 from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the MARCS Institute. She examines the neural bases of speech perception in first and second language learners, as well as the effects of bilingualism on language learning.

Karen received her PhD in 2012 and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow. Her research looks at word learning in bilingual and monolingual infants, and infants’ ability to recognise accented speech.

Nicole is a PhD Candidate and is involved in research in language development in monolingual and bilingual infants. Her PhD study investigates the role of emotion in infants’ early language acquisition.

Please, notice that the workshop is for adults only. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this might cause.
If you have any question, please let us know.

Best Regards,