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Multilingual Mindsets and Practices for the International School Classroom

By Beth Puma

Hybrid workshop (Online option)

Registration Open till November 7, 2023


November 10 - 11, 2023

(Friday and Saturday)

Timing: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



In-Person Venue

Mariott Sukhumvit Soi 57

Bangkok, Thailand

Workshop Fee



Workshop Fee: USD 490

Meeting Package: USD 200

Group of 3 or more 

Workshop Fee: USD 450 

Meeting Package: USD 200

(per participant)

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

Online (Virtual)



Workshop Fee: USD 490

Meeting Package: USD 70

Group of 3 or more 

Workshop Fee: USD 450 

Meeting Package: USD 70

(per participant)

Fee is inclusive of workshop materials and a certificate of participation. 


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.



Can you tell me a little more about the online option?

The online participants will form a virtual table where they will interact with the trainer and other participants, both online and onsite. The online and onsite participants will be considered as one cohesive group. 


By leveraging the power of hybrid meeting technology and appointing a dedicated coordinator, we aim to provide our online participants with an interactive and engaging learning environment.

What are your cancelation/refund policies? 

You can refer to our Terms & Conditions page

Do you offer Continuing Education Credits?

No. Not at this point.  

Will I get a certificate of participation?

Yes, with the number of participation hours stated. 

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