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Date(s) - 30/06/2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Roscoe Building, University of Manchester


Multilingual Manchester volunteers worked closely with local Speech and Language Therapists to produce a short film that explores the benefits of bilingualism for children. ‘Your Language is a Gift’ features interviews with four local families, who share their experiences of raising their children to speak their home language(s) as well as English. The film addresses common concerns and dispels myths around bilingualism, and sends a message of encouragement to other parents. The film is available as a resource to be used by Speech and Language Therapists, as well as healthcare and education practitioners, and others.

The film was launched on 30th June 2016 at The University of Manchester.

To watch the short film ‘Your Language is a Gift’ by Elena Petitpierre, click here. A version with subtitles is available here. You can also find out more about the background and aims of the film in this short commentary.