Raising Multilingual Children: Nature AND Nurture

Barbara PearsonRaising Multilingual Children: Nature AND Nurture:
(What parents can and can’t do to help their children learn one, two, or more languages.)

Interactive talk with Barbara Zurer Pearson, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Language Acquisition Research Center
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Followed by Panel Discussion with multilingual parents

Barbara Zurer Pearson has been doing research on bilingual child language for 30 years, first at the University of Miami and more recently at UMass Amherst. She also collects stories and advice from parents all over the world who are raising multilingual children. In this interactive talk, she will share research findings and use a case-study approach to explore alternative strategies and solutions for real-life situations.

Thursday, April 6 at 4:00pm | Griffin 3

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures