Supporting young children who speak more than one language.


EYFS Best Practice - All about...multilingualism and critical thinking

The ability to speak multiple languages is linked to strong critical thinking. So how can the early years nurture learning in this area? Vicky Burghardt, Beverley Barnaby and Leena Robertson explain


Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Dog eats man

Different language rules and cultural attitudes to how children learn provide some valuable insights for practitioners working with bilingual children. Professor...


Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Confused?

What is it like growing up with two languages, and how does it affect development? Ludovica Serratrice and Samantha Durrant address some common misunderstandings...


Nursery Management: Multilingual Nurseries - Mother tongues

More multilingual settings are opening due to increased demand from British parents. Annette Rawstrone explores the advantages of the model.


Home learning - A parent's guide to ... bilingualism

More children now grow up with two or more languages, but how can you help them learn? Penny Tassoni offers some advice.


Learning & Development: Two-year-olds: Part 11- So to speak

Almost every early years setting has children who speak languages other than English at home. But what approaches can practitioners use to best support multilingual...


A Unique Child: Cognitive development - Multi-lingualism

More children are now growing up multilingual. Kyra Karmiloff and Annette Karmiloff-Smith examine the latest research on how this affects development.


Learning & Development: Bilingualism - Talk, talk

An inclusive approach to children learning and speaking more than one language is explored by Tina Bruce, Carolyn Meggitt and Julian Grenier.


Learning & Development: All about ... bilingualism

Children using more than one language may have advantages in learning, but practitioners must ensure they can readily access the curriculum, say Tricia Carroll and...


All about the role of ... Language/bilingual support teacher

There are more than a million children aged between five and 18 years in UK schools who speak in excess of 360 languages between them in addition to English. Anne...


EYFS: English as an Additional Language - Second best?

The EAL requirements reveal a lack of knowledge about how language is learned, say early years consultants Tricia Carroll and Anne O'Connor.


Learning & Development: Communication - Part 5 - Think twice

Let the home language into the nursery for children communicating bilingually, says Helen Moylett