Today’s multilingual learners are beginning their English language learning education younger, with an expectation they will need to do more in English – in the academic classroom, in the workplace, and in their personal lives. This is a growing audience that includes international schools, bilingual schools, and other types of institutions teaching an international or national curriculum – and sometimes both. To support these goals, schools must focus on the learning outcomes they wish to achieve in English, as well as the skills, competencies, and mindset they need to equip students with to reach them. In this session, we’ve invited educators from schools grappling with these challenges to share their experiences, including how they are preparing learners with the English they need to access the curriculum.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Marisa Monroe is an Instructional Coach and Curriculum Coordinator at Global Educational Excellence, a district with 14 campuses across Michigan and Ohio and two schools in Saudi Arabia. Her area of concentration is literacy. Their schools across the globe host students of varying degrees of English proficiency so supporting language development in a highly globalized setting has become her “happy place”!
Renata Prado Zambrim has been an English teacher and coordinator in schools for more than 20 years. She is currently the head bilingual coordinator for Alfa Rede de Ensino, a network of schools in the South of Brazil.