• Cressida Dawson
  • Music Homere
  • International School of Lausanne
  • Collège du Léman
  • ASC International House Genève

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Know-it-all passport® presents workshops for:

Raising Multilingual Children: Foreign Language Acquisition and Children

by world-renowned specialist in education and neuroscience, Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Ph.D. www.traceytokuhama.com/about-tracey

Tracey is half Japanese-American, half Irish-Native American and is married to an Ecuadorian. Her 3 children aged 20, 22 and 24 speak fluent English, Spanish and German and some French.

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, author of “Raising Multilingual Children” and 5 other books on the brain and learning, is visiting Switzerland to present her dynamic workshops.

There are Ten Key Factors which influence every student’s success with new languages:

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The deadline to sign up for early bird discounts for Know-it-all passport®'s upcoming workshops on raising multilingual children is fast approaching!  Sign up before 23h30 on 9 January 2018 to get Fr. 35.- off the standard entry price for a single ticket, or Fr. 60.- off the entry price for a couple.

Raising Multilingual Children: Foreign Language Acquisition and Children

This year's workshops on raising multilingual children will be led, once again, by the world-renowned specialist in education and neuroscience, Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Ph.D.. Half Japanese-American and half Irish-Native American, Tracey is married to an Ecuadorian and has 3 children aged 20, 22 and 24, who speak fluent English, Spanish and German, and some French.

Currently working as an educational researcher in Quito as well as teaching a successful course on The Neurscience of Learning and Achievement at the Harvard University Extension School, Tracey has written numerous books on the brain and learning. Her first book, “Raising Multilingual Children: Foreign Language Acquisition and Children”, is especially popular with "international parents" facing the challenges of raising children in a multilingual environment.

Language acquisition: the key to success

According to Tracey, there are Ten Key Factors, which influence every student’s success with new languages:

2017 christmas church services

If you would like to attend one of the many Christmas church services happening in Geneva, Vaud and neighboring France this year, please take a look at the following list, which we have compiled from the websites of local churches. Some of them are French-speaking but most are English-speaking churches. Please check the websites before setting out, in case any of the times or locations have changed.

If your local church has not yet posted details of their services, please come back and check the article again later, as we will update the list when details become available.

If you know about other services in your area, please let us know.

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Located 5 minutes above the village of Aigle in Vaud, the Happy Dogs Aigle boarding and daycare center must offer one of the most tranquil settings for a dog center that you will ever see.  

Surrounded by mountains and forests, it provides a real home from home for your dog – a place where your favorite hound will love to visit whilst you head off on holiday.

Owner, Aileen Woulfe, told knowitall.ch, “Our aim is to look after your dog as if they are one of our own. That means lots of walks, fun and belly rubs, homely accommodation with plenty of family contact, stimulation, exercise and quality quiet time.”

About Aileen

Aileen Woulfe is an Irish expat, who has lived in Switzerland since 2004. After a career in medical international sales and marketing, she decided to find a way to be self-employed and happy, which for her, meant working with dogs - so she retrained and received a diplôme cynologique in breeding, grooming and kennel management.  Once she had found the premises and got the necessary permissions, she then persuaded her husband, Ronan, to move with her from their “normal village house” to a farm half way up a mountain!

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10% discount for knowitall.ch readers!

A local neuroscientist, health and nutrition consultant, Dr. Irina Schurov, has launched a new “recovery” program that will empower parents to help children overcome a wide range of learning difficulties and general health issues.

Called the DNA Nourishing Program, this new initiative uses a nutritional and nutrigenomic approach to help children improve concentration and learn more effectively, especially those with Special Education Needs (SEN), including the autistic spectrum and ADHD. 

Explaining the rationale for her new program to knowitall.ch, Dr. Schurov told us,

“After years of working in the field of neuroscience alongside experts in academic labs as well as pharmaceutical and biotech companies, I have soon come to realize that the epidemic of chronic diseases that we are facing needs to be addressed through prevention and nutrition. I set up my own business, LiveRight, to help families raise healthy and happy children, especially those suffering with conditions like autism and ADHD.”

She continued, “I have designed a program to nourish, support and reboot their bodies and brain function on a DNA level. It is based on 3 basic principles. Only when we understand them, believe in them and apply them in our life, can we begin to change the common misconceptions about these complex conditions and start addressing them as treatable and preventable disorders effecting the whole body. I help people to make this important shift, enabling them to get on the recovery path.  I also love my public speaking activities and workshops that help to raise awareness and empower parents to make changes." (See next workshop details at the end of this article)