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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Mary Langford

International Language and Literature Teachers' Cooperative
London, United Kingdom
Building on my background in modern languages and as a TCK educated in 3 languages, and with over 30 years' experience in IB schools, I have drawn on my knowledge and network as an international school educator and as the former Deputy Director of ECIS involved in the development of the ITC, to bring together a wonderful team of experienced IB Language A teachers who are available to support SSST IB Language A students worldwide. Now in our 10th year we have worked with in nearly 100 IB Schools. This dynamic group of educators help make it possible for IBDP students to meaningfully pursue their mother tongue languages wherever they are.  Many of our students are referred by  Admissions teams as it provides a viable pathway for those good IBDP candidates whose English language proficiency may be inadequate for English Language A and whose schools may not have access to the right Language A teachers.