top of page

Nurturing a Multilingual Ecology in Our Classrooms 


4 interactive sessions - 90 minutes per session 

(participant will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop)


May 9, 10, 12, and 13, 2022 



Thailand 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

Discover Your Time

USD 350 per participant 

Bring a friend
USD 550 per 2 participants


register by May 5, 2022

Led by:

Beth Puma

Beth 1.jpg

"Shifting demographics in the international school requires a shifting of paradigms and instructional practices in order to ensure that all students, regardless of their home language, can thrive in the grade level/subject area classrooms."

Beth Puma is currently an Instructional Coach at The American School in Japan. She has worked with linguistically diverse students in New York City and Tucson public schools, and most recently in China and Japan.


She has a broad range of experience as a classroom teacher, EAL specialist, curriculum coordinator, and coach in the K-12 setting. She specializes in working with teachers in unit and lesson planning that strategically meets multilingual students’ needs through standards aligned-instruction, differentiation, and scaffolding.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for K-12 mainstream classroom teachers, EAL specialists, instructional coaches, school leaders, curriculum leaders, and instructional leaders of international schools that serve multilingual students.


By the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped with knowledge & skills to answer the following:​

  • As educators how do we nurture additive multilingualism in our classrooms and schools where students' full identities are seen, valued, and loved?

  • How do we strategically plan instruction that facilitates language acquisition alongside grade-level concept/concept attainment?

Topics Covered

Session 1: Multilingual Mindsets

  • Additive v. Subtractive Multilingualism

  • Making Sense of Language Proficiencies

  • Our Students’ Multilingual Identities

  • Translanguaging Pedagogy


Session 2: Facilitating Language Acquisition Through Content

  • Content Language Integrated Learning

  • Lesson Design

  • High Impact Language Targets

  • Vocabulary and Grammar Strategies


Session 3: Pedagogical Practices 

  • Differentiation

  • Scaffolding


Session 4: Facilitating Discourse 

  • Discourse of the Disciplines

  • Discourse Moves 

  • Classroom Discussion Strategies

Workshop Coordinator

Navin Pawa

(Kindly send in the form by May 5, 2022)
Type of registration


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

We can offer a full refund if you inform us atleast 10 days before the workshop. 

Can I transfer my registration to another person if I cannot make it?


Do you offer Continuing Education Credits?


Will I get a certificate of participation?


bottom of page