CEC Blog

May 21, 2019

Mary Hayden presented in depth on the changing nature of international education at the 2019 ECIS MLIE conference. As the number of schools with an 'international' designation increases, the profile of such schools is changing significantly. Originally created to provi...

February 12, 2019

Bilingualism, and its close friend multilingualism are buzz words these days. Do a quick Google search and you will find a plethora of articles proclaiming the myriad benefits of speaking more than one language, some true and some exaggerated. A side effect of this inc...

May 1, 2018

Bilingual education is a hot topic these days, in both state and international education. On the whole, I support (obviously!) most bilingual education efforts, and increasing provisions for such. There is a danger, however, in trying to apply a one-size fits all menta...

April 3, 2018

 There are myriad terms we use to describe teaching in a language, and they are often used interchangeably as they spread from one context to another. One of these terms is CLIL; it was developed in a certain context, to describe a type of programme, and has since beco...

February 6, 2018

There is a rising interest in bilingual education in both international education and national education, in a variety of forms. For the most part, this means introducing English earlier in non-English speaking areas, but this is (thankfully) not the only new iteration...

November 10, 2017

A few weeks ago I sat down with Donna Bardsley at Amsterdam Mamas, to record a podcast on bilingualism and bilingual education. The topics ranged from my own experience raising three kids with three languages, to the more complex, and compelling, issue of how language...

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