Second Language Development in Infants and toddlers: The Role of Parents and Teachers – Public Talk

Thank you for your support! We understand from the previous talk on kindergarten readiness that parents are concerned about children’s learning. Therefore, the JC Bright Start project will launch the third Public Talk to discuss bilingualism of infants and toddlers. We have invited Dr LAU from the Faculty of Education, HKU to lead a discussion with us on the role of parents and teachers in the development of English as a second language in infants and toddlers. Parents and Child Care Workers are welcome to join.

Date: 15 October 2022 (Sat)

Time: 10:00am-12:00noon

Format: Online

Topic: Second language development in infants and toddlers: The role of parents and teachers

Language: Cantonese

Speaker: Dr. Carrie LAU (Assistant Professor, Programme Director of BSc in Applied Child Development, HKU)

This talk will examine the role of parents and teachers in the development of English as a second language in infancy and toddlerhood. The speaker will discuss about the characteristics of English language development and factors that influence the development of a second language in the early years. Strategies and practices that parents and teachers can employ at home and in educational settings will be explored.

Dr Carrie LAU

Carrie LAU is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on early childhood development and education, particularly in second language development. She has had experience teaching young children in Hong Kong and in the United States. She received her B.A. at Tufts University, Ed.M at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Ph.D at The University of Hong Kong.