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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Roma Chumak Horbatsch

Ryerson University
Associate Professor
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Dr. Roma Chumak-Horbatsch is Associate Professor in the School of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, where she teaches courses in language development, cognitive development and childhood bilingualism. She has a background in applied linguistics and early language and literacy development. Her research focuses on multilingual pedagogy in early learning. In her book, Linguistically Appropriate Practice: A Guide for Working With Young Immigrant Children (2012: University of Toronto Press) Dr. Chumak-Horbatsch profiles the language reality of children who arrive in early learning programs with limited (or no) proficiency in the classroom language and presents a research-based, field-tested practice that helps teachers transform their classrooms into multilingual and multi-literate environments where languages and literacies come to life.