Translanguaging as a right and as the key to success for EAL students

Our EAL students are emerging multilingual and international citizens. They are best served by developing a high level of proficiency in English as well as maintaining a high level of competence in their home language. This presentation introduces translanguaging as part of a pedagogy that not only ensures EAL students achieve greater success in English language lessons but also contributes to their greater wellbeing and international mindedness. At the same time it positions schools and educators to be pioneers in the evolving world of international education.

Andy Nicolaou

Coordinator of EAL, Rugby School Thailand

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Navigating Inclusion and Equity in a Primary International Context After the Covid-19 Pandemic: An Intersectional Approach

This presentation titled “Navigating Inclusion and Equity in a Primary International Context After the Covid-19 Pandemic: An Intersectional Approach” emphasizes the creation of an inclusive and equitable curriculum that caters to the needs of all learners, which is crucial in international settings. The presentation highlights the significance of using an intersectional approach while making changes for inclusion and equity. It also discusses the changes that have occurred since the pandemic and the importance of rethinking learning approaches. Lastly, it offers practical strategies for creating an inclusive and equitable learning environment, making it a valuable resource for educators seeking to reflect on their practice and to consider the needs of all learners from an inclusion and equity lens.

Melissa Meyers

Head of Junior School, Wellington College International Tianjin, China

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.