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
Supporting English Language Learners with Different Learning Needs LIMITED

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This presentation will focus on methods of supporting students with special needs within language learning classrooms. Often times it is challenging to identify whether a learning disability is present when a learner is acquiring an additional language. This project will highlight several case studies of students learning English and experiencing difficulties socially and academically.  The emphasis will be on utilizing culturally-competent strategies for collaborating with families and school professionals to clarify a student's strengths as well as needs. The session will share examples of strengths-based approaches which successfully supported individuals and families within international schools.

The aims of this session are to:

- explore  the meaning and relevance of cultural competence

- share strategy models for collaborative practices with families

- discern how to implement support based on the learner’s social and academic background

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Frances Bekhechi

Initially a teacher of modern languages in the UK, Frances Bekhechi moved into the field of ESL when the family took up residence in Brussels in the early 80's. She subsequently taught at the International School of Brussels for 24 years, working with children in K - 6th grade, before... Read More →

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Melissa McDonald

Lifelong Learning
Melissa McDonald is an international special educator and presenter with twenty years of experience in working with children, families, schools, and conferences around the world. Melissa is a workshop leader for the IB and currently serves as the Chair of the ECIS Early Childhood... Read More →

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