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Workshop to launch Bilingualism Matters at UCR

Thursday, October 5, 2017
  8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


Location: CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg South 1113
  Parking Information

Category: Conference

Description:
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


Free and open to the public


Complimentary parking permits will be available for Parking Lot #1. Stop by the kiosk near the corner of University Ave and W Campus Drive and mention “Bilingualism Matters” to pick up a permit. View campus map.


Supported by the Center for Ideas and Society and co-sponsored by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, and Department of Hispanic Studies.


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Additional Information: Center for Ideas & Society

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Center for Ideas & Society

Contact Information:
Center for Ideas
(951) 827-1556
cisevents@ucr.edu