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Pre-conference training workshop with Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh and Bilingualism Matters

8:30 – 9:30  Coffee & Welcome

9:30 – 10:00  Introduction

Dean Milagros Pena, CHASS
Judith Kroll, Department of Psychology
Cova Lamar-Prieto, Hispanic Studies

10:00 – 12:00  SESSION 1: Bilingualism over the lifespan: definitions; common misconceptions; benefits and disadvantages; selecting and adapting research findings for non-academic audiences; implications for different types of bilingualism and contexts of language learning.

12:00 – 2:00  Lunch break

2:00 – 4:00  SESSION 2: The Bilingualism Matters experience in Scotland, Europe, and the US; effective communication; adapting effective dissemination to different sectors of society; informing policy; dealing with the media; the website; community research projects; engaging volunteers; frequently encountered challenges; questions frequently asked by the general public; open discussion.

4:00 – 5:00  Reception and opportunity for continued discussion

A Part of Bilingualism Matters at UCR