Supporting Bilingualism During Early Childhood

By Ruth Nicholls


Price $25 (members price $22.50)
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National Quality Standard
QA1Educational program and practice
QA6Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
6Engage in professional learning


Ruth Nicholls
Dr Ruth Nicholls is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Ruth has a special interest in child language development, particularly children who are learning to communicate in more than one language during the early years.


Australia’s population is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse in the world, which presents a range of challenges and opportunities for early childhood educators who care for diverse groups of young children and their families. An increasing number of children are growing up in homes where more than one language is spoken. These children may also transition into early childhood education and care services where many languages may be present.

The webinar Supporting bilingualism during early childhood explores the topic of childhood bilingualism and how Early Childhood Educators can support bilingual children to develop their language and communication skills during the early years. This webinar also looks at supporting the bilingual educator, as well as sharing language and culture with young children and their families.

This webinar aims to increase participants’

  • Understanding of the different terms and types of bilingualism during childhood
  • Knowledge of various factors (individual, sociocultural and environmental) that influence language development among children learning more than one language during the early years
  • Awareness of the benefits and advantages of bilingualism for children and their families
  • Ability to identify and promote factors which support bilingualism during early childhood.

This webinar runs for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Please allow this time to view this session as your progress through the webinar cannot be saved.

This webinar is available for purchase individually, and as a part of a Learning Hub Annual Subscription.

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For Learning Hub Annual Subscribers

The ECA Learning Hub is pleased to offer the on-demand webinar series as a part of an Annual Subscription in 2017.

Supporting bilingualism During Early Childhood will be available for annual subscribers in February 2017. Soon, you’ll find this webinar and releases until June 2017 within your ECA Learning Hub Subscription training portal.

All future Learning Hub Annual subscription purchases will include the on-demand webinar series as part of our online learning package. For more information about joining the ECA Learning Hub as an Annual Subscriber, click here. For more information, email the Learning Hub team, or call Early Childhood Australia on 1800 356 900.