EL2 Raising Bilingual Children: Challenges, opportunities and strategies for success

Dr Leher Singh

School / Organisation
National University of Singapore

2.15 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.

Room 309

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Dr Leher Singh is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She directs the NUS Infant and Child Language Centre. Her research focuses on the impact of bilingualism on language acquisition, social development and cognitive growth in young children.


Raising bilingual children opens children to tremendous opportunities. At the same time, families often experience challenges in deciding on a pathway to bilingualism and are often confronted with conflicting advice. What does the science say? This sharing session will focus on how bilingualism can be expected to impact a child’s development, as well as some of the common challenges that parents face. It will also introduce research-based strategies to support bilingualism in young children.

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Jointly Organised By:

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Jointly Organised By:

Ministry of Education, Singapore
Committe to Promote Chinese Language Learning
Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee
Tamil Language Learning & Promotion Committee

Supported By:

Early Childhood Development Agency
Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism
National Library Board, Singapore
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Tamil Murasu