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
Home Language Integration: Our Journey's Highlights and Challenges LIMITED

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'I love all the different cultures and languages at our school!' If you have said this before, what are you actually doing about it in your classroom and school? By not incorporting home language opportunities in the classroom and school, we feel that we are contributing to the devaluing of multilingualism.
  • Facilitating home language use in the classroom lays the foundation of aquisition of other languages.
  • Home language acquisition is linked to cultural identity. 
  • Schools can play a significant role in the prevention of home language loss.
This presentation will talk about our home language journey in our own upper primary classrooms and at Copenhagen International School as a whole. We will show many examples (videos, student work, parent communication, video interviews, etc.) that we have collected on this journey. Our hope is that our participants will be able to connect to our work and also take away some good ideas to use at your school. 

'The small classroom decisions that we make impact the greater community.'

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Ron Rosenow

Upper Primary EAL Teacher, Copenhagen International School
Ron Rosenow has a Masters Degree in Second Languages and Cultures and also a BA Degree in Spanish and Linguistics (both from the University of Minnesota, USA). He specializes in teaching EAL students at the elementary level. After teaching for six years at various schools in Minnesota... Read More →
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Karen Serritslev

PYP Coodinator, Copenhagen International School
An experienced classroom teacher, IB PYP workshop leader and now PYP coordinator, Karen started her international teaching career when she moved from Australia to Denmark in 2005. Her teaching pedagogy is centred on a constructivist, inquiry-based model and she enjoys integrating... Read More →

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