Netherlands, Utrecht


when 27 August 2012 - 31 August 2012
duration 1 week
fee EUR 350

Ask someone their opinion on bilingualism and you’re likely to hear statements such as: “Learning two languages from birth confuses children and impairs their cognitive development”, “Bilingual children can’t speak either of their two languages properly” or “You can only become bilingual if you start acquiring your second language as a young child.” Though common currency among the general public, each of these statements is in fact a myth. In this course, you will discover why this is the case as we review some of the most important findings from the research on bilingual children.

Course leader

Dr. Sergio Baauw

Target group

General (academic) public interested in language, language acquisition and bilingualism.

Course aim

Introducing the field of bilingualism.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 350: Course + course materials + housing

EUR 150: Course + course materials


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