Multilingualism in childhood: Language, Cognition & Brain
04 June 2019, 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
We are living in the most linguistically diverse city in the world! More than 300 languages are spoken in London’s schools, offering new cultural perspectives and linguistic richness to all of London’s pupils.
This event is free.
UCL Festival of Culture team
Main Quad Pop Up G01UCLGower StreetLondonWC1E 6BT
The UCL BiLingo team invites parents, teachers, multilingual children and anyone interested in childhood bilingualism/multilingualism to join this interactive session.
Discuss questions and concerns about raising bilingual/multilingual children with language experts at a ‘drop in’ childhood bilingualism/multilingualism surgery, and hear the team sharing preliminary findings from current fascinating research study on childhood bilingualism effects on cognition and the brain (in collaboration with brain experts from the UCL Institute of Child Health).
This research aims to investigate what might be different about the brain of a bilingual child and how this may be related to better performance in specific cognitive tasks, e.g. cognitive flexibility.
Adults and children will have the opportunity to try cognitive tasks used to investigate the effects of bilingualism in cognition and also see interesting brain images.
This event is part of the UCL Festival of Culture, a packed, five-day programme of free talks, panel discussions, screenings, performances, and tours. Join us to discover, discuss and be inspired by the exceptional breadth and quality of the arts, humanities and social sciences at UCL.