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Multilingual Mindset

Eowyn Crisfield


Explore practical strategies for creating a supportive multilingual environment, engaging in purposeful language exposure. Learn how to address common challenges faced by multilingual families and educators, and how to build strong connections between languages, cultures, and communities. This talk is for parents and teachers who wish to empower their children for a global future through the gift of multilingualism.



Dr. Eowyn Crisfield is a Canadian-educated specialist in languages across the curriculum, including language acquisition, home languages, bilingual and immersion education, super-diverse schools and translanguaging. Her focus is on equal access to learning and language development for all students and on enhancing approaches to linguistic diversity in schools.  She is author of the recent book ‘Bilingual Families: A practical language planning guide (2021) and co-author of “Linguistic and Cultural Innovation in Schools: The Languages Challenge” (2018, with Jane Spiro).  She runs an educational consultancy (Crisfield Educational Consulting) for schools, and a language advising blog and service for parents ( She is also a Senior Lecturer in English Language and TESOL at Oxford Brookes University. Learning resource website mentioned in the presentation here.

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