Growing Up Bilingual 3

This 3-part BPS-funded series drew to a close with a final seminar at the University of Roehampton. After the June rail strikes derailed our original date/plans, we were fortunately still able to be joined by some of our previous presenters, as well as various new contributors – practitioners in particular – that we are pleased …

BPS Growing Up Bilingual: Seminar 2, 25th February 2022 UEL – Photo-Report

After an extended period without face-to-face events due to the pandemic, the GUB group held our second BPS-funded seminar at University Square Stratford, UEL – joined by a livestreamed audience also – with talks and discussions by distinguished academics and established practitioners. The seminar, titled ‘How may growing up bilingual impact developmental outcomes‘ had two …

BPS GUB First Seminar – Report and Recording

How Do Bilingual Children Acquire and Maintain their Languages? [5th November 2021, Online] It was a well-attended, stimulating and promising affair, thanks to our invited speakers and participants. A report is now online here (will be available in the next print edition) in The Psychologist. Major thank yous to our speakers, both academics and practitioners: …

New publication from GUB!

We are excited to announce the newly published (early online) paper from our Growing Up Bilingual project in the journal Language and Education. It reports the earlier (first study’s) findings about bilingual children’s social development from our sample who attend versus those do not attend complementary language schooling. Link to the paper’s web-page. Full-text of …

Good news – seminars

We are pleased to announce that Virginia Lam (PI) and Layal Husain (coI) were successful in obtaining funding (circa £3k) from the British Psychological Society/ BPS‘s Research Board to run a series of 3 seminars for GUB’s ‘Growing Up Bilingual: Researcher-Practitioner Synergies‘. The series will bring together the expertise and experience of both researchers and …

Spring 2021 updates

After a long winter with schools emerging gradually from lockdown, our collaborators the NCPE and NRCSE co-organised this webinar in late March (24th) to review the challenges from the pandemic and discuss new ways of adapting to teaching. Our representative Layal presented updates from GUB (with snippets of materials here) while supplementary schools (including our …

Welcome back/ Happy return

Our former CfSS & ReDS-funded intern, Alex Catto, has come on-board again, this time to conduct a related line of research (which her final-year project is part of): ‘Crisis or chameleon: Identity formation and psychological adjustment of dual-heritage young people‘. This study includes linguistic and cultural adaptation of school, college and university students. She is …