Cat: 3 | Multilingualism: Philosophy, policy and practice (NEW)

13 - 15 Nov 2024 | VIRTUAL - 08:30-13:30 UK time
The International Baccalaureate (IB)

(+20% UK VAT applicable for UK schools only). A late booking surcharge will be applied to all bookings made within 10 days of a workshop start date.

Workshop Format

Featuring 12 hours of intensive, live interactive virtual workshops plus up to 3 hours offline; over 3 consecutive days with 4 hours of synchronous workshop per day.  Fully authorised and certified by the IB.  Delivered virtually by IB-trained expert workshop leaders on ZOOM.

Timings: 09:00-13:30 UK time each day with a pre-workshop set-up meeting starting at 08:30 UK time on Day 1.

About the workshop

This workshop is recommended for : Subject and generalist teachers, language teachers, school and/or district leadership, programme coordinators, media specialists/librarians. It is recommended that a school team attend together.

This workshop allows participants to explore how language, in general, is inextricably linked with each learner’s identity and sense of self, and how multilingualism shapes the learner’s experience of the world. Participants are invited to investigate how school communities live in and grow through a plurality of languages that shape everyday interactions; and how this constitutes the shared and deeply personal texture of all learning experiences. This awareness guides participants in exploring the role of multilingualism in teaching and learning, how language policies taking multilingualism into account can foster intercultural awareness, understanding and respect; and how this perspective can help school communities grow as IB learning communities.

Participants will explore how: Language learning and development supports multilingualism as a fact, right and resource for learning . A school’s culture and environment impacts language development, learning and multilingualism. Multilingualism and language development are central to the aims of an IB education. The language tenets inform and impact language policies and pedagogical approaches across the school.

Practical applications: this workshop investigates the central role of language and multilingualism in IB schools, and how this informs all aspects of the life of the school community: school leaders and programme coordinators will cultivate a vision of the role of multilingualism in an IB learning community and how this informs the development of a language policy; teachers will gain tools to use multilingualism as a resource to foster learning when developing and implementing the IB curriculum; media specialists and librarians will explore the resources that can support multilingual teaching and learning in an IB school.

Workshop Leader(s)
Alex Green

After completing an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Alex trained as a teacher and initially worked in London. Alex moved to a school to lead Philosophy, Religious Studies and TOK for one of the largest IB DP cohorts in the Europe,…

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Alex Green
About your booking

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