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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Sunday, March 5 • 10:45 - 11:45
Supporting Bi/Multilingual Children Who Struggle: Moving from Oral Fluency to Academic Language Proficiency FILLING

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International schools are reporting increasing numbers of students who are orally proficient in two or more languages but struggle with the acquisition of literacy in the language of instruction of the school.  Students who are literate in their primary language can generally transfer these skills successfully to other languages.  But what if this is not the case?  How do schools plan appropriate support to move them along the continuum from spoken to written English?  

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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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Veronica Bourke

Learning Support Head, ISB
Veronica Bourke is the elementary school Head of Learning Support at the International School of Brussels, Belgium. She has been an international school teacher for more than 25 years and has a strong interest and passion for understanding the learning profiles of ESL students who... Read More →

Sunday March 5, 2017 10:45 - 11:45 CET