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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 • 08:30 - 09:00
Consultations (by appointment only)

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avatar for Frances Bekhechi

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 →
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Niki Cooper

ELL Coordinator K-12, UWCSEA Maastricht
Niki Cooper is the ELL Coordinator (K-12) at UWC Maastricht. Previous roles include Home Language Coordinator and primary school Vice-Principal. She holds a Masters in Applied Linguistics and English Language teaching. Responsible for designing and coordinating the whole school ELL... Read More →
avatar for Eithne Gallagher

Eithne Gallagher

Eithne Gallagher is a recognised authority in the field of ESL in International Education and has over twenty years’ experience of teaching in international schools. She has twice been chair of the European Council of International Schools ESL & Mother-tongue Committee. She is a... Read More →
avatar for Margo Gottlieb

Margo Gottlieb

Margo Gottlieb, Ph.D., is co-founder and lead developer of WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, a consortium of 39 state education agencies in the US and 270 international schools worldwide. Over the last decade she has engaged in the... Read More →
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Paul Magnuson

Director of LAS Edge and LAS Educational Research, Leysin American School/Edge Program, Switzerland
Paul Magnuson created and runs a department of research at the high school level at the Leysin American School. He supports teachers as they guide their own professional development through action research, presentations, and publications. He also welcomes more than a dozen visiting... 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 →
avatar for Jon Nordmeyer

Jon Nordmeyer

RISS Invited Speaker, WIDA International
Jon Nordmeyer is WIDA's International Programs Director. Jon guides the research, development and implementation of WIDA resources to support English language learners in international schools. He comes to WIDA with more than 25 years of experience teaching at international schools... Read More →
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Eugenia Papadaki

Founding Director, The Bilingual Schoolof Monza
Eugenia Papadaki has been the founding director of a Bilingual school for the past 21 years. She is the mother of two trilingual children from birth.She holds a B.A in Modern Foreign languages, an M.A in Applied Linguistics and a PGCE. She has taught extensively in all sectors of... Read More →
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Beth Skelton

Consultant, Educational Consultants, LLC
Beth strives to take language learning to new heights because she believes that all students are academic language learners. She has been working in education for over 30 years, and her primary goal is to support schools around the globe in their quest to provide equitable education... Read More →


Sunday March 5, 2017 08:30 - 09:00 CET
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