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Multilingual Mindsets and Practices for the International School Classroom

By Beth Puma


May 5 - 6, 2023

Amora Thapae Hotel Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Workshop Feedback


The data below is summarized from quantitative data on the Workshop Evaluation Form distributed at the end of the workshop:







































Given below is a compilation of participants' responses to the following query on the Workshop Evaluation Form:  

"Theory/Skills acquired from the workshop that you can use immediately"


  • Best practice for MLL Students.

  • Discourse - the bricks/mortar to get towards discourse.

  • Moving away from subtractive language.

  • Translate the sentence and discuss the language differences.

  • More UDL choices as it relates to EAL.

  • Work in progress on writing content and language objectives

  • Neurolinguistic info and how it relates to the multilingual learner.

  • Different strategies to help students.

  • IDEAS around translanguaging.

  • Clear mindset returning to my school.

  • Goals set for successful co-teaching.

  • Evidence of the importance of identity in the work we do.

  • Translanguaging literature and strategies.

  • Useful metaphors for scaffolding and CLIL while coaching.

  • Refined knowledge to add to EAL philosophy and advocacy.

  • The theory behind how multilingual minds work.

  • Continuing to offer student choice.

  • L1 and L2 as building blocks vs. simultaneously.

  • Give more opportunities to leverage translanguaging.

  • Prepare more visually appealing lessons to enhance interest.

  • Differentiate in more varied ways.

Participating Schools

  • American International School of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Shekou International School, China

  • International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), Malaysia

  • Ruamrudee International School, Thailand

  • International School Manila, The Philippines

  • International School Bangkok, Thailand

  • Nanjing International School, China

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