A University of Essex course


KS4+ learners
  • Professor of Linguistics
  • Professor Monika Schmid
  • Lecturer, Linguistics
  • University of Essex

Course sessions

Session one: What is the study of linguistics?

In this session, Monika will introduce you to Linguistics and a field and invite you to think about any misconceptions you may have.

Session two: What is bilingualism?

In this session, you will learn about bilingualism in its many forms, and how having knowledge of more than one language can effect how the brain works.

Session three: Learning and teaching languages

In this session, you will learn about how people learn languages including the differences between being taught a language since birth and being taught a language at school.

Session four: Language attrition

In this session, you will learn about how language is lost and how even a native language can become rusty over time.

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