Roundtable Discussion with Prof Vivian Cook: “How Does Knowing Multiple Languages Affect Cultural Dialogue?”

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

Newcastle Hilton Hotel

Prof Vivian Cook

Newcastle University

This talk will describe the attributes of bilinguals in terms of their differences from monolinguals. These include: ways of thinking, uses for language, awareness of language, knowledge of the first language, brain structures and processes, and knowledge of writing. Since probably most people in the world use a second language in their everyday lives, this has important implications for society and education, not least for countries with a high proportion of monolinguals.