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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Pre-conference [clear filter]
Thursday, March 2

08:30 CET

Differentiation Strategies for ESL Students (FULL - only for paid participants)

Do you have students at many different levels of language acquisition in the same class?  Do some of them sound fluent, but struggle to comprehend complex texts or produce grade level written work? This interactive pre-conference session will provide practical strategies for differentiating content lessons and scaffolds for students at different stages of language development.  You will leave with an understanding of language acquisition and actionable steps for supporting students in content and language classes.


  • Experience and analyze differentiation strategies in model lessons.

  • Identify the academic language demands of texts and coursework.

  • Identify students’ strengths and language development needs for different classroom tasks and assignments.

  • Develop scaffolds and supports in each language domain (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) for students at different levels of language acquisition including visuals, manipulatives, graphic organizers, cooperative learning structures, and sentence frames.

    Schedule for the day:
    8:30am: Buses pick up attendees from the Tivoli Hotel entrance. 

    9:00-9:45: Arrive at CIS campus and visit the registration table, coffee available.  Tours around the new CIS campus

    9:45-11:30am: Session 1 in your pre-conference room

    11:30-12:00pm: Morning break with some light snack and coffee

    12:00-1:30pm: Session 2

    1:30-2:30pm: Lunch in the CIS Nordhavn canteen​

    2:30-3:45pm: Session 3

    3:45-4:00pm: Afternoon break with some dessert and coffee​

    4:00-5:00pm: Session 4

    5:00-6:00pm: Early evening cocktail event in the CIS canteen (free drinks and tapas) 

    6:15pm: Buses pick up attendees and speakers from the CIS Nordhavn entrance.

    6:45pm: Arrival back at the Tivoli Hotel

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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 →

Thursday March 2, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CET
Copenhagen International School