Loving the language!

Feeling empowered to use Welsh and other languages with Nia Beynon

Adult reads foreign language book with child
Thursday, 19 January, 2023 - 09:30 to 12:30

Venue: 

Tredomen Business and Technology Centre, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, CF82 7FN

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to speak more than one language?

Research tells us that we have a window of opportunity in the early years to introduce another language with ease to children and, this changes their brains in a positive way forever!

The Welsh language will be promoted in a natural and inclusive way within the setting after you have had the opportunity to practice the fun- loving, practical activities in the training session. The best kept secret is…you don’t have to speak the Welsh language (or other languages) fluently to achieve this! Let’s take one language step at a time- dipping our toes in the water only at this stage!

Nevertheless, you’re going to need to be supportive, with an enthusiasm to learn and an eagerness to try out activities including singing and simple story- telling (with the help of props!) Your newly developed skills will be directly transferable back to your setting, where you can share with the children and other practitioners.

In this training session, we’ll be looking at the benefits of bilingualism (and more!) and if introduced at an early stage, how this can change children’s lives forever.

You’ll be introduced to an inspiring selection of new songs, stories and Welsh words that you can try out in a safe environment, ready for your return to the setting to practice with the childrenWe’ll also be looking at best practice examples and how you can create a bilingual ethos back at your setting.

If this is an area of practice that needs to be developed in your setting, I welcome you to join Nia Beynon and early Years Wales to open a door to another world for both children and practitioners!

Cost: 

  • Members: £20 
  • Non-Members: £30

If you would like to join, please click on Register to secure your place. 


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