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Bilingual Myths

When Jun 20, 2014
from 03:30 PM to 06:45 PM
Where Room GR06-07, English Faculty, 9 West Rd. Cambridge
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We are pleased to announce that the next event by the Cambridge Bilingualism Network will take place on Friday the 20th of June from 3.30pm to 6.45pm on the theme of 'Bilingual Myths'. The event is inspired by the talk by Prof Fred Genesee in February at Cambridge Assessment. 

As you may recall the event was heavily oversubscribed with many members of our network not able to secure a seat. Cambridge Assessment has produced a high-quality video-recording of the talk which they have very kindly shared with us. Because Prof Genesee has allowed us to use the video but has also asked us not to put it in the public domain, our event will have two parts: In the first part from 3.30pm to 5pm we will show the video of the talk and the Q&A. In the second part, from 5.15pm to 6.15pm a panel of experts on bilingualism will develop some of the themes mentioned in Prof Genesee's talk by bringing in insights from their own perspectives. We are very pleased that Prof Margaret Deuchar, Ms Gosia Bates and Ms Louise Crook, and Dr Nafsika Smith will join the panel to talk from the researcher's, teacher's and speech and language therapist's perspective respectively. A Q&A session and a wine reception will follow.

The talk by Prof Genesee and our live panel are meant to be interrelated, but while the panellists may refer to points made in the talk, their contributions will be designed to be self-standing. Please feel free to join us either for one or both of these events.

If you would like to attend, please email Mrs Elspeth Wilson at with your name and number of seats to be reserved.

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