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
The Glitterlings in Interlingual Early Years Classrooms LIMITED

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What kind of people are we educating?

Children need to understand from an early age that being a polyglot is not only a desirable outcome of education but also an achievable one. The building blocks for a better world must be seeded in Early Years.  We must enable children to see themselves as agents of change, capable of understanding world views.  Openness to other languages is essential.

In this session I will introduce The Glitterlings – a series of nine stories for the Early Years that develops biliteracy engagement, a positive sense of self and creates an affective bond between child and books. We will consider how parents can become co-educators in this process.

‘The Glitterlings is a unique resource because it helps young children begin the journey towards national, international and intercultural-mindedness, empowering them with the skills they will need to play their part on the plurilingual and pluricultural global stage.’
John Dabell

You can read more endorsements for The Glitterlings here: http://www.eithnegallagher.net/glitterlings.htm

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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 →

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