Workshop: Strategies for mainstream Middle School Teachers to support multilingual learners
Participants will leave with a clear, research informed understanding of their multilingual learners. with practical strategies to apply in the classroom immediately, and with ideas for next steps within their school context.
This practical workshop is suitable for any MS staff interested in improving their understanding of language across the curriculum and multilingual learners. It covers:
- Challenges for language learners in schools
- Developing language-integrated teaching across the curriculum
- Developing knowledge and practice for accelerating academic literacy
- Translanguaging pedagogy in the middle years
If you work in an international context, then this will help you embrace 'whole person' learning and increase student engagement.
About Eowyn Crisfield
Eowyn Crisfield is a Canadian-educated specialist in bilingualism, bilingualism in education, and teacher-training. She holds a B.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, and a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, with specialisations in language learning and teaching, and bilingual education.
Eowyn has over 20 years experience in the field of Applied Linguistics, and has a background that covers research, teaching and teacher-training, and supporting bilingual families. Her past institutional experience includes English-language teaching, language department coordination, curriculum development, lecturing in Initial Teacher Education programmes (methodology, sociolinguistics, language acquisition), and doing academic development for educational organisations.
She is currently also an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, lecturing on the Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching Multilingual Learners and the MA TESOL.
Over the years she has developed a number of unique services, including Family Language Planning and a whole-school “Every teacher is a language teacher” professional development program for language support in schools. Eowyn continues to research in the field of bilingualism, with a special interest in promoting language equality in schools, and the integration of “languages across the curriculum”.
More information on her work is available here.
Trainer: Eowyn Crisfield
Who should attend: All middle school teachers and teaching assistants
When: Thursday, 7 November 2019, 1.00pm - 4.30pm
Where: UWCSEA Dover Campus, Multi-Purpose Hall
Workshop fees: S$100 *
*Workshop fees include workshop materials, if any, and snacks.