April 8 - Thursday

Event Title

Second language acqusition: Supporting children in a bilingual environment

Author/ Authors/ Presenter/ Presenters/ Panelists:

Jennifer E. LaChonce, Governors State UniversityFollow

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Start Date

4-8-2021 5:30 PM

End Date

4-8-2021 6:00 PM

Abstract

There are many reasons families move from one country to another. Quite often, this means children will be learning a new language. For some, the move is by choice, as it was for me and my family when we moved to the country of Jordan. For others, relocation is due to war, poverty, and trauma. This poster will describe some of the ways children learn a second language, and what obstacles they face. It will also share some personal insights I found in raising my own children in a bilingual environment. In addition, I will compare that experience to that of my current students, largely immigrants from the Middle East.

After living overseas for 14 years, I returned to the United States and teach as an Arabic bilingual EL teacher in a public school Chicagoland. As an EdD student at GSU, I am now researching best practices to support students with refugee experiences as they adjust to a new life in America.

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Apr 8th, 5:30 PM Apr 8th, 6:00 PM

Second language acqusition: Supporting children in a bilingual environment

There are many reasons families move from one country to another. Quite often, this means children will be learning a new language. For some, the move is by choice, as it was for me and my family when we moved to the country of Jordan. For others, relocation is due to war, poverty, and trauma. This poster will describe some of the ways children learn a second language, and what obstacles they face. It will also share some personal insights I found in raising my own children in a bilingual environment. In addition, I will compare that experience to that of my current students, largely immigrants from the Middle East.

After living overseas for 14 years, I returned to the United States and teach as an Arabic bilingual EL teacher in a public school Chicagoland. As an EdD student at GSU, I am now researching best practices to support students with refugee experiences as they adjust to a new life in America.