Susan Stewart has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and French from the University of South Africa, a PGCE from the University of Sunderland and an MA in Applied Linguistics and Communications from Birkbeck College, University of London. She has lived and worked in Thailand, the UAE, South Africa, Belgium, Oman, Sweden and the UK, and has raised two bilingual children. Susan speaks, to varying degrees, English, French, German, Afrikaans, Swedish and Arabic and is a lifelong learner of languages. Susan has a particular interest in the area of language policy as a driving force in promoting multilingualism within families, schools and on a national level. She is active in the local community in promoting the use of home languages, delivering regular parent workshops around the joys and challenges of raising multilingual children in monolingual environments.