Duo Family Training is intended for intercultural couples expecting a baby and for new parents. The English-language training is free of charge and includes two workshops about relationship and parenthood, and bilingualism. The training also includes material in the form of Duo Family Training Online Course and Love and Parenthood in an Intercultural Family guide (PDF).
PArt 1: Relationship and Parenthood
In the face-to-face family meeting, you will get research- and experience-based information about the special characteristics of intercultural parenthood. You'll also get to meet other intercultural couples in a same life situation and be able to share thoughts and experiences about intercultural family life.
Part 2: Bilingual Lab workshop
In the Bilingual Lab workshop (in English) you'll get advice on how to support the bi-/multilingualism of your child and a chance to change ideas with other parents.
MAY GROUP (FULL)
One training has room for max. 8 couples. The preference is given to couples who can attend both parts (part 1 and 2) of the training.
Please note, that Duo Family Training is intended for intercultural families whose partners have been born in different countries. The meetings are peer meetings and don´t include birth training or information about how to take care of a newborn baby.
Duo Family Training Online Course
Duo's Self-study Family Training online course (in English) has been designed to offer an insight into the fascinating world of the intercultural couple and their journey into parenthood. The course includes a number of features that are designed to help couples through the process of having and raising children in an intercultural environment. Thematic articles are coupled with lecture videos, homework assignments, audio and video clips, quotes from intercultural families, discussion topics and bonus material in order to give the couples a rounded self-study course.
A number of topics that intercultural families have to deal with, such as combining different cultures, bi-/multilingualism and child’s language development will be discussed, as well as the very crux of the concept. The course will take into account expert opinion on the subject, as well as first-hand accounts and information from people who are parents of intercultural families themselves.
The course is free and you can take part whenever and wherever you like. All you need is a computer, an internet connection and speakers.