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In International Education
Planning for Language Development: Objectively
Schools that have high numbers of language learners often have the motto "every teacher is a language teacher". The connection between the motto and the practice can be hard to find, however, as most teachers are not actually trained to be language teachers. This article puts forward a planning framework to ensure that the whole curriculum is leveraged for the purposes of language development alongside content development. (Click on photo for link).
Translanguaging pedagogy is of growing interest in both national and international schools, as it allows multilingual students to use all their language competency for learning and language development. Research consistently shows a strong link between competence in the home language (often called mother tongue) and success in learning a new school language. Translanguaging provides a framework for schools to integrate this into their teaching. CEC has been at the forefront of integrating translanguaging pedagogy in schools and provides professional development and coaching for teachers and schools. For a full explanation see my video below. This article was published in the International Schools Journal, April 2018 (John Catt). (Click on title for link)