ECIS ESLMT Conference Copenhagen (2-5 March, 2017)
"The Power of Multilingual Classrooms in International Education: Implications for Curriculum Design, Teaching and Learning" 
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Friday, March 3 • 15:00 - 16:00
Multilingualism for All: What About At-Risk Learners? LIMITED

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While there is ample evidence for the advantages of bi/multilingualism for typically-developing learners, parents and educators often express doubts about bilingualism and educating children with learning challenges in a second language. There is a growing body of research on the development of children with learning disabilities, including children with language and reading impairment, Down Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Reading and language learning difficulties are the most common challenges faced by at-risk school age learners. Strategies and approaches for identifying and working with students who are at-risk for reading and/or language impairment and are learning through a second language will be discussed.  

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Fred Genesee

Professor Emeritus, McGill University
Fred Genesee is Professor Emeritus in the Psychology , McGill University. He has conducted extensive research on alternative forms of bilingual/ immersion education for language minority and majority students, the academic development of at-risk students in bilingual programs. language... Read More →

Friday March 3, 2017 15:00 - 16:00 CET