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Thank You, Native Language Academy Teachers!

June 12th, 2020 · No Comments

As the 2019-20 school year concludes today, we share a video created by a G3 Native Language Academy student to thank our teachers and raise money for Second Chance Bangkok. Gratitude to all!

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A Great Time to Exercise Languages

March 8th, 2020 · No Comments

Discussing academic concepts in all of students’ languages is a great way to deepen their learning at ISB.

During the weeks of March 9-13 and 16-20 [March 17 update: international schools are closed until further notice], students will engage in online learning due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. This time presents an opportunity for families to discuss academic concepts in students’ native languages, in some cases as students are studying the concepts. 

Glossaries for school can support this process. To access Bilingual Glossaries for many academic subjects, in numerous ISB languages, click on Bilingual Glossaries under Bookmarks at the right side of this blog.

There are also many ways to exercise languages outside of study time. To read tips by ISB Native Language Academy teachers on how to have fun practicing languages at home—from reading aloud together to playing games—please click Educators at the top of this blog, and then click any teacher’s name for the teacher’s tips. Have fun!

Tips by Mandarin teacher Guofang (Candy) Tang 

This post was last updated on 17 March 2020 at 2 p.m.

 

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Languages for Peace: ISB to Host ISALT Conference

February 4th, 2020 · No Comments

Do you teach or tutor language at international school? If so, a new conference called ISALT may be for you!

The first International Schools Association of Language Teachers conference will take place at ISB on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Note: Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation, this conference has been postponed to Semester 1, 2020-21. Themed “Languages for Peace,” it will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Kirk R. Person, an authority on minority language issues. It will also include workshops such as:

  • “Research-Based Instructional Strategies” 
  • “Making Language Learning Real, and Really Matter!”
  • “Strategies to Develop Listening Skills” 
  • “Effective Strategies to Teach and Improve Students’ Writing” 

and more!

The schedule includes sessions specific to certain languages—currently Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, and Thai—and sessions on topics relevant to teaching any language, such as technology and music in the language classroom.

Many ISB language educators will attend ISALT, including Native Language Academy teachers. If you teach or tutor language at international school, or wish to explore this field, please join us! 

Scroll down here to see a list of ISALT 2020 workshops. 

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Meet ISB’s After-School Native Language Teachers, Semester 2, 2018-2019

January 17th, 2019 · 1 Comment

Semester 2 is underway, and families are registering for activities including language classes. So who provides these classes? To find out, see this new page on the Native Language @ ISB Blog, which introduces our after-school educators.

Their bios include their top tips for maintaining native languages while at ISB!

 

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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

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

Japanese after school mother tongue teacher

September 12th, 2016 · No Comments

(Japanese) Kazuyo Oshiro 2

みなさん初めまして。 After schoolの日本語クラスを担当する大城和世(Ms.Kazuyo Oshiro)と申します。通算で8年ほど日本語を教えています。

バイリンガルの二人の息子(11歳と14歳)を育ててますが、パパとの会話や学校内ではタイ語という環境で、いかに子どもたちの日本語を伸ばすか? 親の立場で日々試行錯誤しております。

子どもが大好き、日本語を教えることが大好きで、このクラスを大変楽しみにしております。今回、日本語を母語にするISBの子どもたちに日本語を教えるにあたり、生徒たちにとって何が必要なのか?このクラスの目標を考えました。

Class Objective

何よりも、母語である日本語に興味を持ち、親しんでもらう。これが一番の目標になります。しかし、ISBの生徒たちには、それだけでは足りないと考えております。

ISBに通う生徒たちは、将来IBDPの取得を目指すケースが多いと思います。ご存知の通り、IBDPでは必ず2つの言語を学習しなくてはいけませんので、英語と日本語を選択される可能性が高いはずです。

もしもIB Japanese A(文学)を選択した場合、詩や長編小説を含めた文学作品を読み、課題をこなす必要があるため、日本語を使った下記のような能力が必要となります。

◆文章能力

◆読解力

◆分析力

◆想像力

◆表現力

◆プレゼンテーション能力

これらの能力を、日本語ネイティブと言えど、日本語での学習経験がない生徒がIBカリキ

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Our new Danish teacher

August 17th, 2016 · No Comments

catrine

Jeg hedder Catrine. Jeg er uddannet dansklærer i 2013 og har siden da først undervist sårbare unge og derefter rejst rundt i verden med min rygsæk. Nu er jeg flyttet til Bangkok for at undervise i dansk. Jeg bevæger mig rundt på forskellige skoler, og i øjeblikket underviser jeg på ISB, Patana, ELC og NIST.
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My name is Catrine. In 2013 I graduated as a Danish teacher and since then I have taught vulnerable children and traveled the world with my backpack. I’ve now moved to Bangkok to teach Danish. I go around to different schools and at the moment I teach at ISB, Patana, ELC and NIST.

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Meet the mother tongue teachers: Dutch

May 17th, 2016 · No Comments

foto Jo

Mijn naam is Jolanda Hofman en sinds 7 jaar geef ik Nederlandse les aan Nederlands/Vlaams-talige kinderen op zowel de ISB als de Patana school.
Daarvoor werkte ik als groepsleerkracht op een basisschool in Amsterdam.

 

My name is Jolanda Hofman and since 7 years I’m teaching Dutch as a home language at ISB and Bangkok Patana School. Before that I worked as a class teacher at a primary school in Amsterdam.

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Meet the mother tongue teachers: German

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Lena

Ich heiße Michaela, bin aber unter dem Spitznamen Lena bekannt. Ich bin 32 Jahre alt und wurde in Bonn in Deutschland geboren.
Nach meiner Sekundarschulzeit machte ich eine Ausbildung zur Erzieherin und arbeitete in einer kleinen altersgemischen Gruppen einer Elterninitiative sowie in einer heilpädagogischen Einrichtung.
Um die Welt zu erkunden kehrte ich 2007 Deutschland den Rücken und arbeitete für eine Firma im Mittelmeerraum.  Im Januar 2009 reiste ich als Rucksacktourist nach Thailand und verliebte mich in das Land und seine Schönheit. Einige Monate später begann ich einen Job an einer internationalen Schule in Saraburi bis die Swiss School Bangkok mir eine Anstellung als Erzieherin in ihrer Primarstufe anbot und ich so nach Bangkok umzog.
Nun bin ich seit sieben Jahren hier, unterrichte Deutsch als Fremdsprache und Muttersprache für Schüler aller Altersgruppen und unterschiedlichem Sprachniveau und helfe ihnen bei den Hausaufgaben.
In meiner Freizeit verbringe ich gerne Zeit mit meinen beiden Hunden und kümmere mich um Rucksacktouristen, die in meinem Gästezimmer unterkommen. Fotografie ist meine Leidenschaft.
Deshalb reise ich viel und nutze jede Gelegenheit zu fotografieren.

 

My name is Michaela Thimm, known as Lena. I am 32 years old and was born in Bonn, Germany. After high school I have studied early childhood education and worked as a kindergarten teacher in different pre-schools and private institutions.

With the idea of exploring the world I left Germany in 2007 to work for a company around the Mediterranean Sea. In January 2009 I came to Thailand for leisure and fell in love with the country and its beauty. Soon after that I worked at an International school in Saraburi until Swiss School Bangkok offered me a position in their primary school department and so I moved to Bangkok. Being here since almost seven years, I teach German as a foreign language and mother tongue to students of all age groups and help them with their homework.

During my free time I like to be with my two dogs and host lots of travelers at my home. Travel photographing is my passion. Therefore I am always on a go for new photo opportunities and travel destinations.

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