Engaging with bilingual and refugee families

Join us to share good practice examples, resources and tips on how to improve engagement with bilingual and refugee Families to influence and create change


Engaging with bilingual and refugee families
03 June 2024 | 12.00pm-15.00pm | Online

This workshop will explore barriers preventing bilingual families from engaging with family learning. Learning Unlimited will share strategies, activities and resources that promote a differentiated learning environment to respond to diverse needs and different language and literacy levels. 

During this workshop attendees will: :

  • consolidate knowledge about the many advantages of bilingualism 
  • explore barriers bilingual families face in the community and how these impact their attitudes to their bilingualism and their children's education
  • identify a range of strategies to enable bilingual parents to support their children's language development (in home language/s and English) and their education 
  • look at identifying the specific needs of refugees

Who will benefit from attending?

This workshop is ideal for family learning professionals and colleagues working with families to support learning including those who work in:

  • adult and community education
  • arts organisations
  • charities
  • early years
  • further education
  • health settings
  • heritage venues
  • libraries
  • local authorities
  • museums and galleries
  • schools

Workshop Facilitators

This workshop will be delivered by partner Learning Unlimited who will draw on their significant expertise in working with bilingual families, as well as the collective experience of Family Skills, a national family literacy programme, which worked with hundreds of migrant families from diverse backgrounds and with wide-ranging language and literacy needs.


Online (Zoom)


Early Bird £50+VAT (until 03 May 2024)
Standard Ticket £60+VAT (04 May 2024 onwards)
National Centre for Family Learning members - 10% discount applied to earlybird and standard tickets when you book. You can join the Centre for free.
Please note if you already have an account on the Campaign for Learning's website, you will need to email us on [email protected] to be activated as a member of the National Centre for Family Learning.

How to book

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03/06/2024 12:00 - 15:00
GMT Summer Time
Online registration not available.

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