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Languages in Lockdown

Over the last year, measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have affected our lives in unprecedented ways. One notable change has been the amount of time children have spent at home during repeated lockdowns and school closures. In families where more than one language is spoken, this new situation had the potential to change patterns of language use.

In the spring and summer of 2020, a team of researchers in the UK and one in Norway came together to get a snapshot of language use in multilingual families during the first lockdown through a survey. In this webinar researchers from the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (UK), UCL (UK), and MultiLing (Norway) will share some of the insights from this work, and they will be joined on the panel by parents who took part in the research.

We welcome audience participation, and there will be ample opportunity to engage with questions from participants.

This event is being held in conjunction with the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing), Bilingualism Matters @ Reading and UCL BiLingo. For more information please see the event poster.

This online event is free and open to all. Please register your interest to receive a personal invitation: http://bit.ly/3sqVZqc


22 April 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM)
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