Effective Parenting Series: The Science of Bilingualism


Published: 2Apr2019

Dr. Gigi Luk, of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was interviewed on CBC Radio's All in a Weekend about the third lecture in the "Effective Parenting" series. In her lecture, The Science of Bilingualism, Dr. Luk discusses how language learning affects children's development and education.

Effective Parenting Series: The science of bilingualism can be heard of CBC Listen website

Dr. Gigi Luk is an Associate Professor in the department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University where she examines how diverse language experiences shape development and learning. Using neuroimaging and behavioral methods, Luk studies bilingualism as an interactional experience that shapes cognition. In addition to investigating the science of bilingualism, Luk has examined how to harness scientific findings on bilingualism to improve educational experience for children from diverse language backgrounds.