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