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
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Susan Stewart, Head of Languages at the International School of London (Surrey), presents regular workshops entitled ‘Raising your Bilingual Child’.  These workshops are open to parents, extended family and school staff, as well as external professionals and parents from the local community.  The workshops aim to dispel the many common myths surrounding bilingualism, and deliver a clear message on how to ensure that the process of acquiring two or more languages simultaneously should be a natural and positive process for all. As an international school, with 17 mother tongue languages taught as part of the curriculum, ISL Surrey has become a valuable community hub which supports bilingualism, given the lack of such provision in local state and private schools.

The aim of this session is to highlight the importance of creating a shared understanding of the process of language acquisition and resulting multilingualism.  It is when schools work in partnership with families, that we ensure that the benefits derived from exposure to different languages are maximised.


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Eowyn Crisfield

Academic Development, LanguageOne
I am a specialist in multilingual/bilingual education, including language learning in schools (EAL/ELL) and mother tongue. I have been working in national and international schools as a consultant for EAL/ELL programming and professional development, Languages across the curriculum... Read More →

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Susan Stewart

ECIS MLIE Chair, International School of London
Susan Stewart is Multilingualism Lead at the International School of London, where she works with a department of Home Language, Language Acquisition and English as an Additional Language teachers. Susan has lived and worked in Thailand, the UAE, South Africa, Belgium, Oman and Sweden... Read More →

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