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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

February 21, 2023
by ISB Native Language Programs

Happy International Mother Language Day!

February 21 is International Mother Language Day, a “day to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism,” according to the UN. ISB marked the occasion with an all-division parent workshop, Raising Multilinguals, as well as with a book display in the … Continue reading

August 13, 2021
by ISB Native Language Programs

First-Ever Summer Native Language Camp: Two Students Publish Essays in Asahi Shimbun

In summer 2021, ISB’s first-ever summer native language camp was offered virtually: 意見文・小論文のクラス (Japanese Essay Writing Camp) for students in grades 8-9, taught by Kahoru Nakamachi. This intensive, two-week camp provided students with “opportunities to read, analyze, and discuss in order … Continue reading