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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Saturday, March 4 • 13:30 - 14:30
Macalin kayga qaaliga / My dear teacher: Considerations for Teaching Refugee Learners LIMITED

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The UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that at the end of 2015 an unprecedented 65.3 million people were displaced from their homes, forced as a result of war and persecution to seek protection elsewhere.  Half of those displaced were children.  

The global impact of this mass displacement has brought about new challenges to societies participating in refugee resettlement. One important area of concern in many of the resettlement countries is the education of students with limited or interrupted formal education or SLIFE.  Years of migration and/or years of residence in refugee camps have resulted in limited access to formal schooling for many refugee students, and it is the educational needs of these students that this proposal seeks to address.  

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avatar for Else Hamayan

Else Hamayan

My first experience with multilingualism came at the age of 5 when my mother dropped me off at the “madrasat al rahbat” (the nuns’ school) in Baghdad. I discovered that I was the only one who spoke Armenian, and everyone else spoke something I couldn’t understand (turned out... Read More →
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Patricia Mertin

Retired, No affiliation
Patricia describes herself as a ‘reformed monolingual’. After starting her career as a music teacher in England, she moved to Germany to teach with the British Forces and here her monolingual life changed. She became a fluent speaker of German. With her German husband she raised... Read More →

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Laura Vander Broek

Associate Professor of English, Grand Valley State University
Laura Vander Broek is an Associate Professor of English at Grand Valley State University in Michigan where she serves as Linguistics Section Chair for the undergraduate curriculum in Applied Linguistics. She has been a Fulbright Scholar in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Chiapas, Mexico.  Her... Read More →
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Sarah Cullip

Undergraduate Student, Grand Valley State University
I am currently a senior undergraduate student pursuing degrees in English and German Secondary Education. I recently completed an ESL Teaching Practicum with Professor Laura Vander Broek, during which I taught English to a recently resettled refugee family of 8 Somali women - a mother... Read More →

Saturday March 4, 2017 13:30 - 14:30 CET