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April 10, 2020
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What Multilingualism Means to Me: Virtual Middle School Edition

Multilingualism can help us understand different cultures…which is sometimes weird. It makes travel easier…when we can travel! Middle schoolers in virtual Native Spanish with Maite Montero-Nahoum recently represented what being multilingual means to them, celebrating the International Day of Multilingualism.  … Continue reading

February 21, 2020
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Happy International Mother Language Day 2020!

Like biodiversity, linguistic diversity is important to study and safeguard. Every year on February 21, the United Nations observes International Mother Language Day to celebrate all languages and promote multilingualism. ISB observed #IMLD2020 with displays in both libraries, a themed prompt on the … Continue reading

December 6, 2019
by ISB Native Language Programs
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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

November 14, 2019
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A Buffet of Bilingual Glossaries

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 … Continue reading