Author Archives: pommieruth

New position

From June 2019 I will be taking up a post at Monash University as Senior Lecturer in TESOL and Languages. I will have a Monash email address from the start of June. Between March and the end of May please send me a message via my Academia page and I will get back to you.

Book Launch

The official launch of my book Multilingualism in the Australian Suburbs took place this week. Thank you everyone who attended!

Book Launch 20151021_180203


Presentation at Killarney Heights Public School for the French Embassy

The Embassy of France and Killarney Heights Public School/FANS
Cordially invite you to attend two talks about Childhood bilingualism
Speakers:  

Dr Ruth Fielding, University of Canberra, Assistant Professor, Languages curriculum and TESOL   Dr Claire Colombel, Lecturer & Head of Pasifika Dept at the teacher-training institute of New Caledonia (IFMNC) in Nouméa

Venue: Killarney Heights Public School Hall, Entry via Melwood Avenue, Killarney Heights NSW 2087
Date: Monday 14 September – 6.30pm to 8.30pm

The talk will be followed by refreshments.

Upcoming Event: Bilingual Forum

Register to attend and hear Ruth speak at the Bilingual Forum hosted by the Embassy of France and Telopea Park School. View the flier  Flyer-abstracts or register via the link below.

The Embassy of France and Telopea Park School/ Lycée franco-australien de Canberra
Cordially invite you to attend the talk 
How to raise a bilingual child ?
Benefits and challenges
Date: Monday 15 September – 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  •  Dr Ruth Fielding, University of Canberra, Assistant Professor, Languages curriculum and TESOL
  •  Vishnu Kaleeckal Krishnankutty Nair, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, PhD, research scholar
  •  Catherine Adam, Faculty of Humanities Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France, teacher trainer and author, PhD
“Studies suggest it is powerfully good for the brain, even if adults go to bilingual late in life. And this cognitive edge is not limited to language learning, although unsurprisingly it often shows up” (The Australian, 20 August 2014)
Bilingualism has never been so topical in Australia.
Currently in Australia, over 200 different languages are spoken, with roughly 19% of the population speaking a language other than English. Learning a second language also opens gateways to new cultures and is of ever increasing importance in our rapidly globalising world.
You are invited to attend an information evening (with Q&A) on bilingualism on Monday 15 September, 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Along with our experts, the evening will offer you the opportunity to explore the myths and misconceptions, as well as the benefits and challenges of raising a child in a bilingual environment. The evening will cover bilingualism as a general topic, not only restricted to French and English.
Venue: Telopea Park School, Lycée franco-australien de Canberra,
New South Wales Crescent, Barton ACT 2600
A live streaming will be available, please contact
Nicolas Gouletquer
Attaché de coopération éducative
Coordonnateur Pays-Campus France
Ambassade de France en Australie
6 Perth Avenue
Yarralumla – ACT 2600
Tél. +61 (0)2 6216 0135
Fax. +61 (0)2 6216 0156