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March 27, 2024
by ISB Native Language Programs

Translanguaging Is for Everyone

Today is the International Day of Multilingualism, chosen because 27th March 196 BC is the date on the famously multilingual Rosetta Stone. Here is information about a key topic in multilingualism at ISB: translanguaging. In a recent Grade 6 Social Studies … Continue reading

March 5, 2021
by ISB Native Language Programs

Multilingualism and the Sustainable Development Goals

Did you know? Multilingualism has been identified as key to achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, considered a blueprint for a better future. This month—between UNESCO International Mother Language Day on February 21 and the International Day of Multilingualism on … Continue reading

December 6, 2019
by ISB Native Language Programs

Translanguaging in the Classroom

The word translanguaging comes from the Welsh trawsiethu and refers to using more than one language for teaching and learning. ISB’s multilingual student body stands to benefit from translanguaging, so educators have been exploring it at several recent professional days. How … Continue reading

December 10, 2018
by ISB Native Language Programs
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How Bilingualism Can Boost the Brain

Being bilingual or multilingual confers many benefits, from cultural connections to academic opportunities. In addition, research shows that it fortifies the brain, boosting grey-matter volume and white-matter integrity in areas affecting executive function: humans’ ability to control their behavior. The … Continue reading