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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.  


December 8, 2022

120 mins session


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (ICT)

Online (Zoom)

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Workshop Fee

(register by Nov 28, 2022)



USD 125 per participant

Group Registration

Group of 5 - 9 

USD 100 per participant

Group of 10 or more

USD 85 per participant

Workshop Facilitator

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.
Target Audience

EAL Specialists

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


Classroom Teachers

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'

Topic Covered:

  • 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. 

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