Clients and work

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Since starting up in 2004, I have worked with many organisations, schools and families. In addition to offering my “Raising Bilingual Children: Six building blocks for success” through community groups, I also work with companies that have high numbers of multilingual employees (Shell BV, The European Patent Office, the European Space Agency, etc.) and with schools, both national an international, in the Netherlands and in over a dozen countries. You will find recommendations for my work and a sample of former and current clients below.

For parents whose native language is not English, raising their child in an English speaking environment can be daunting and confusing at the same time. Eowyn’s clear approach reinforces with parents what they often instinctively feel is right but are not always convinced of – the need to maintain their child’s home language. Again, Eowyn provides practical methods for parents to support their child’s bilingualism through the development of a language plan, having clear language goals and being strict with themselves to stick to them!

Iain Fish, Head of School European School Ho Chi Minh City

From the start, Eowyn has shared her expertise in bilingualism with a sense of responsibility and clarity. She understands the difficulties parents face in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual society and aptly helps parents by presenting clear pathways to success. Always entertaining when she speaks, despite the heavy theory, she’s also a strong force behind the scenes with support and advice to individuals and groups.

Soul Robertson, former proprietor of Passionate Parenting

“Eowyn is a skilled educator and trainer who brings a wealth of in-depth expert knowledge to her presentations. Her communication style is compelling and she tailors the content carefully to the needs of her audience (e.g., teachers, parents, special educators). Her seminars were full of empirically evidenced information which she made practical and accessible to her audience.”

Katherine Fortier
Child & Educational Psychologist

“Eowyn gave a fabulous talk on bilingualism to our Families in Global Transition conference in 2012. She answered so many questions about bilingualism that people all over the world have asked me regarding their children who are growing up among many cultural worlds but I so often don’t have specific knowledge. Eowyn has that knowledge. Not only did she understand and explain the most complex of issues bilingual families and children face, she had specific strategies for how to help. I would hire her in an instant for any situation where bilingualism was a question or an issue.”

Ruth Van Reken
Co-author, Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds (rev), co-founder, Families in Global Transition conference

“Eowyn captures her audience from the moment she starts speaking. Her knowledge of supporting and teaching children as additional English language learners has been an overwhelming support to children and teachers alike. Not only does Eowyn help you to recognise the challenges facing an EAL learner, she provides the knowledge and tools to ‘fix’ them. “

Claudia van de Laar-Newson
Head of Early Years
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