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Panel Discussion on Language Learning with Message Paris
20 February 2019 @ 19 h 30 min - 21 h 00 min
The highs and lows, benefits and pitfalls of language learning as children and adults
Co-sponsored event with Message Paris
Our world is becoming increasingly multilingual. More and more children are being raised as bilinguals. Nowadays, a child may learn one language at home and another at school. But sometimes bilingualism is a choice, and parents may wish to expose their child to another language, even if they do not speak a second language themselves.
What are the advantages and difficulties in learning a second language as an adult and a child? What are the common difficulties that children experience in acquiring both French and English simultaneously? Our three experts will try to answer those questions during a fascinating debate on Bilingualism and learning languages as children and adults.
Derek Ferguson, Director of Roaming Schoolhouse, providing after school activities, classes and camps to English speaking children in France since 2006.
Yasmine Adèle Lesire, French teacher for 10 years and Founder of I Learn French, which offers tailored French classes for individuals either face-to-face or online via Skype since 2009.
Charles Brasart teaches English linguistics at the Université de Nantes. He has lived in the US, the UK and Canada and taught English to French speakers for over ten years.His research focuses on bilingualism and code-switching. He is the co-Author of You Talkin’ To Me? Améliorez votre prononciation de l’anglais américain.