REGISTER FOR OUR FREE, PRE-RECORDED WEBINAR:
SHIFTING TO A ‘BILINGUAL & MULTILINGUAL MINDSET’
GET ACCESS FOR 48 HOURS: from Thursday 25th – Saturday 27th
Link will be sent at 8.00 AM LONDON, UK | 11.00 AM DUBAI, UAE | 3.00 PM SINGAPORE
Put your hand up if any of these apply to you…
– The majority of your students speak another language at home
– Your school refers to these pupils as ‘EAL,’ ‘ELL’ or ‘ESL students’ OR;
– You’re finding it difficult to provide extra English support to all the learners who need it
If you’ve answered “yes” to any one of these items above, you will definitely benefit from this 40-minute webinar training.
Our schools are undergoing a major shift in how we view, understand and teach students who speak multiple languages within an English-medium school context. Previously, these students were referred to as ‘English language learners,’ or other similar terms that emphasised a ‘deficit perspective.’ These days, we know that our policies and approaches must incorporate students’ rich linguistic and cultural assets. Using terminology like, bilinguals, multilinguals (or even bilingual and multilingual learners – BMLs), helps us better recognise who our students really are; and allows us to view them from a much more holistic and inclusive perspective. This is the first step to honouring our students’ identities and providing an inclusive and equitable education.
Since BMLs are now the fastest-growing student population in English-medium schools, it’s critical that schools are responsive to their specific needs. It’s no longer acceptable to expect BMLs to ‘assimilate’ into the English (or dominant culture) at the expense of their own languages and cultures. Instead, schools must become places that help BMLs thrive – enabling learners to naturally draw upon their own linguistic and cultural identities.
The pressing questions to all educators right now are – What needs to be done to make your school an equitable and inclusive learning space for your BMLs? How will you shift your school away from out–dated, deficit mindsets and inappropriate services/supports that do not meet BMLs’ unique needs?
REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR AND WALK AWAY WITH POWERFUL RESEARCH AND ACTIONABLE STRATEGIES THAT YOU CAN IMPLEMENT IMMEDIATELY
This training is hosted by Alison Schofield, our co-founder and educational consultant at the Centre for Educators of BMLs. Alison is co-author of the book, ‘Bilingual & Multilingual Learners from the Inside-Out’. She is also a passionate educator who helps schools and nurseries elevate their expertise so teachers become agents of change, helping BMLs to thrive.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This webinar is ideal for school administrators (heads, principals) and teachers of all subjects/ages.
What else you can expect to learn in this 40-minute webinar training:
Learn about 3 common school practises that can actually harm BMLs (and what you should do instead)
Get to know the ‘TOP 10′ issues that are directly related to BMLs’ ability to thrive (academically, socially and linguistically) in the English-medium school
Learn why best practises for BMLs are often counter-intuitive to typical, educational logic; and what actions you need to implement immediately to ensure BMLs are properly supported
Find out what some of the top schools are doing to elevate their educational programmes and policies to better meet the needs of BMLs
Get answers to the most common questions teachers have about inclusive practises, educational programmes and services for BMLs