Bilingual Babies

Did you miss our first Wonder Kids talk with Dr. Janet F. Werker? Learn more about the myths and data regarding children growing up leaning more than one language in Dr. Werker’s ‘Bilingual Babies’ talk below.

Date & Time:

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 | 1:00pm PST


Dr. Janet F. Werker, University Killam Professor & Canada Research Chair


Bilingual Babies


While most research to date has focused on babies growing up with only a single language, around the world – and especially in Vancouver – many babies grow up with two or more languages spoken in the home. In this talk Dr. Werker will share what we’ve learned about the simultaneous acquisition of two languages, the remarkable ways children keep their languages separate while acquiring each – starting early in infancy, and address some of the myths and concerns people have about bilingual learning.