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A Buffet of Bilingual Glossaries

November 14th, 2019 · No Comments

When parents, faculty and administrators gathered for today’s Raising Multilinguals: How? workshop, they enjoyed a buffet of samosas, sushi, mangoes with sticky rice—and bilingual glossaries.

The glossaries, organized by school subject and division (elementary, middle, high) are downloadable from the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and Transformation in Schools, New York University. They come in many ISB languages.

Bilingual glossaries can help students and families discuss schoolwork in their native tongue(s), one of many language-rich experiences discussed at Raising Multilinguals: How?.

At this workshop, presenters defined a language-rich experience as “any experience where opportunities to use language are created and nurtured.” Participants explored ways to transform everyday experiences—from discussing homework to texting to waiting in traffic—into language-rich moments. Small groups considered ways to infuse speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing into different scenarios, and they pondered ways to have conversations that nurture language growth. Finally, everyone affirmed the importance of reading aloud in one’s native language(s).

If you missed last month’s Raising Multilinguals workshop or today’s Raising Multilinguals: How? workshop, feel free to email us for information: nativelanguage@isb.ac.th

Meanwhile, do sample the bilingual glossaries online! Click on Bilingual Glossaries under Bookmarks at the right side of this blog.

Tags: Mother tongue at home · Native Language and Education · Native Language at ISB · Parent Workshops · Websites

Raising Multilinguals, an ISB Parent Workshop

January 29th, 2018 · No Comments

Raising Multilinguals poster (1)

Please join us on Thursday, February 1,  from 7:45-9:15 a.m. in MPB 1 at the top of the Zigag, for a parent workshop called Raising Multilinguals: Unlocking the World with a Family Language Plan. Open to parents in all divisions (ES, MS, and HS), this workshop will focus on maintaining students’ native languages while they also study in English at ISB. Join us! More details are here.

Tags: Family Language Plan · Native Language and Education · Parent Workshops

A series of short trailers from Patchwork Films

May 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Perspectives on bilingualism / language maintenance

Tags: Bilingualism · Diversity · Mother tongue at home · Multilingualism · Native Language and Education · Native Language Teachers

Supporting mother tongue in the ES classroom

March 21st, 2017 · 2 Comments

It’s good to see teachers doing the quiet, small things that send powerful messages to kids. In this example from Grade 3, the teacher sponsors a child in a read-a-thon to read in both her languages. The learning here is multidimensional.

Mainstream teacher supporting multilingual practices

Tags: Bilingualism · Diversity · Multilingualism · Native Language and Education · Native Language at ISB

Mind your language

March 14th, 2017 · No Comments

Saving the mother tongues of Thailand

Tags: Bilingualism · Mother tongue at home · Multilingualism · Native Language and Education

Multilingual Education in Timor Leste – supporting mother tongues

March 14th, 2017 · No Comments

Timor Leste mother tongue programs

Tags: Bilingualism · Native Language and Education

Mother tongues at school

February 14th, 2017 · No Comments

Don’t just speak English, teachers told

Thanks to Avery Udagawa for this article.

Tags: Bilingualism · Diversity · Multilingualism · Native Language and Education · Native Language at ISB · Native Language Teachers

International Mother Tongue Day

February 6th, 2017 · No Comments

February 21st 2017

 

UN picture

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Australian series on the importance of mother tongue education

September 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Realising our children’s potentials

Tags: Bilingualism · Mother tongue at home · Multilingualism · Native Language and Education

Mother Tongue ideas for the classroom

September 21st, 2016 · No Comments

mother-tongue-in-the-classroom

Tags: Bilingualism · Diversity · Mother tongue at home · Multilingualism · Native Language and Education · Native Language at ISB