The Partners in Multilingualism (PIM) Expertise Centre focuses on multilingual education and provides support to multilingual families. Our other target group is professionals (childcare staff, support workers, teachers) who care for and/or support children in their language development and their welfare in a multilingual context.
The PIM team consists of speech therapists, language analysts and educational staff.
PIM can help you with:
Professionals or parents can register the child and parents will be invited to attend a consultation with their child. We work on the basis of recordings in the home language and a meeting with the parents and the analysis is processed in an advisory report. Language analysis is available on request.
Language advice for parents
This is done in cooperation with Huis van het Kind under the banner Sterk aan de start (Strong from the Start).
Individual parent consultations or group sessions can be requested.
Advice for professionals
Professionals can submit cases via email. This allows them to share experiences and formulate tips.
Training for professionals
An organisation or a school makes the application; taking into account the group, we will agree the theme and the approach. Themes include: how to bring up a multilingual child, the importance of home languages and how they can be supported, the link between language and emotion, children with linguistic difficulties, parent coaching.
Price: €120/hour in Brussels, €150/hour + travel costs outside Brussels.
For any questions, please contact us via email@example.com or 02/411.74.95.
Contacts: Hilde De Smedt and Soumaya Mousselli
The PIM Expertise Centre is supported by HaBilNet.