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Multilingual Mindsets and Practices for the International School Classroom

By Beth Puma


Multilingualism is the norm around the world, yet too often international schools serve multilingual students with a monolingual bias.


This workshop will help participants reflect, disrupt, and design to build schools where multilingual children are known, valued, served, and loved.

Target Audience

Classroom and Content Area Teachers (K-12)

Learn how to serve the needs of their multilingual learners in a way that honors their journey with research based, high impact strategies. Every teacher is a language teacher.

EAL Specialists, Instructional Coaches, and Curricular Leaders

Broaden your instructional craftsmanship by gathering strategies to serve students in their grade level/ subject area classrooms.

Leadership committed to working on linguistic equity

Learn how to design curriculum that facilitates language acquisition alongside concept and content attainment. Develop success criteria for curriculum and instruction that further linguistic equity, rather than systems that uphold deficit mindsets towards multilingual learners.

Topics Covered

  • Multilingual mindsets and language acquisition

  • Translanguaging

  • Learning and language targets

  • Discourse, grammar, and vocabulary strategies

  • Progressive scaffolding for agency

  • Differentiation

Implementable Skills

This workshop will equip participants with the following skills/mindsets:

  • Dynamic,additive multilingual mindsets in order to help disrupt deficit, inequitable systems.

  • Gather translanguaging strategies in order to nurture dynamic multilingual ecosystems.

  • Design high impact learning and language targets in order to facilitate language learning in the content area classroom.

  • Design for discourse, in order to facilitate language acquisition for multilingual students.

  • Gather progressive scaffolding strategies, in order to facilitate multilingual learners agency.

  • Design differentiation opportunities for their multilingual students, in order to create space for voice and choice in their curriculum.

Workshop Facilitator

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Beth Puma is currently an Instructional Coach and EAL Specialist at The American School in Japan. From August 2023 she will be a full time consultant/workshop facilitator based in USA.  She has a broad range of experience as a classroom teacher, EAL specialist, curriculum coordinator and coach in K-12 schools.


She has worked with linguistically diverse students in New York City, Tucson, Guangzhou, and Tokyo. She specializes in working with teachers in unit and lesson design.



November 10 - 11, 2023

(Friday and Saturday)

Timing: 8:30am - 3:30pm


Mariott Sukhumvit Soi 57

Bangkok, Thailand

Workshop Fee


USD 690 

Group of 3 or more

USD 650 per participant

Fee is inclusive of workshop materials, lunch and coffee break, and a certificate of participation. 

Register by October 10, 2023



November 7 - 8, 2023

(Tuesday & Wednesday)

Timing: 8:30am - 3:30pm


Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium


Workshop Fee


USD 750

Group of 3 or more

USD 710 per participant

Fee is inclusive of workshop materials, lunch and coffee break, and a certificate of participation. 

Register by October 10, 2023


If you cancel the workshop will I get a refund?

We will refund the full workshop fee only.  Transportation and accommodation will not be refunded.  Do not book your accommodation and transport until you get a final email of confirmation from us.  

If I cannot make it to the workshop, will you offer a refund?

Given the logistics involved, we will not be able to offer a refund, but you can transfer your registration to somebody else. 

Do you offer Continuing Education Credits?


Will I get a certificate of participation?


Please make sure you read our Terms & Conditions page before applying.

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