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On Raising Bilingual Children

06 december 2016

As many students here at BISS Puxi speak two or more languages, bilingualism is a very relevant topic. Many of our parents face the daily challenges of trying to get their approach to raising bi-lingual children right.

  • On Raising Bilingual Children
  • On Raising Bilingual Children

What are the do’s and don’ts when you raise bi- or even multilingual children and what are the best ways to support their bilingual journey?

Last Friday November 25th BISS Puxi was very lucky to be able to host a Seminar on Bilingualism delivered by Eowyn Chrisfield, an expert in the field. Through her own journey of bringing up her children in a multilingual household, coupled with her professional life as a teacher, lecturer and researcher specialising in English as an Additional Language and bilingualism, Eowyn has developed very effective strategies for families and schools to make bilingualism work. Her seminar was fascinating and informative.  She gave us; great insight into the effects of bilingualism on the brain; highlighted some of the challenges facing raising and schooling bilingual children; and practical strategies for parents and families to help them plan their bilingual journey.

If you would like more information on this subject, we highly recommend that you visit Eowyn’s website where she has lots of useful articles, advice and a regular blog on the subject.

Chris Samsom, Head of Shanghai Dutch School