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Free Parenting Workshop: Raising a Bilingual Child—Dispelling Myths

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the workshop:

Many parents believe speaking to their child in two languages will confuse them or delay their speech. However, there are many myths associated with raising a bilingual child. In reality, bilingualism provides children with many cognitive, academic, and social-emotional benefits, while also promoting connections to their families’ heritage and cultural values. This workshop highlights the benefits and myths about bilingualism, and teach you specific tools to help promote bilingualism with your child. It is never too late to start!      

 

About the speaker:

Dr. Melissa Baralt is an applied psycholinguist at the FIU Center for Children and Families. A former first grade teacher in Venezuela, Dr. Baralt specializes in first and second language acquisition, bilingual language development in children, sociocultural and environmental factors that affect parent-child interaction, and language teaching.

 

 

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Venue

Academic Health Center 1-Center for Children and Families, Room 110
11200 s.w. 8th Street
Miami, 33199 United States
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Phone:
305-348-0477
Website:
https://ccf.fiu.edu/index.html