The Multilingual Turn: A Call for Change
The multilingual turn is a critical movement in language education representing paradigm shifts in how we think about languages, language learners, and language teaching and learning.
This workshop will explore these paradigm shifts and their implications for international schools.
Dr. Virginia Rojas designs and teaches the EAL certification program courses in partnership with the Principal’s Training Center. Before semi-retiring, Dr. Rojas was a faculty member for the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and a language education consultant for over 350 international schools. She was inducted into the AAIE Hall of Fame in 2016.
Tune into the shifting paradigms in EAL teaching and how they define your changing roles and responsibilities in schools with a majority of multilingual learners
Prepare for "what it means" for classroom teachers with the growing number of international schools with majority multilingual learner populations
School Leaders and Board Members
Reflect on EAL shifting paradigms in schools with a majority of multilingual learners and what institutional changes these mean for a leadership team
This workshop will explore these five paradigm shifts and their implications for international schools:
From monolingual to multilingual mindsets
From deficit- to asset-based practices
From English only to translanguaging
From teaching about language to teaching how language works
From ‘silo services’ to ‘shared responsibility'
The persistent myths driving language policy issues
The fascination with native speakerism and English-only
The medical vs. ecological lens towards English learners
The CLIL model to make all teachers language teachers
The Teaching & Learning Cycle to make collaboration work (better)
If I cannot make it for 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?
Will there be recordings for this workshop?
We generally do recordings for longer 3-4 sessions workshop.
For this 1 session workshop, there will be no recordings.