This article brings together effective practices for language development and concept-based inquiry to simplify some important principles all educators should consider.
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Supporting translanguaging strategies with technology
In this article you will read about ways to support student agency when developing foundational language skills in the Primary Years Programme learners. Students learning through technology can find ways to work independently and gain confidence in their learning community.
Supporting learning English as an additional language
The article is based on real-life experiences with the Primary Years Programme within a Chinese context in a bilingual candidate school. It looks at the cultural dimensions as well as the structural changes within the organization to make it not only culturally relevant, but also to support learning English as an additional language.
Learning Chinese through play
This article illustrates the learning journey of a Chinese team in embedding Chinese learning in inquiry play for year 1 Primary Years Programme students with detailed discussion on the stages of planning, implementing, developing and evaluating play.
Hope and cognitive development in an English as a second language classroom
This article promotes using the agents of hope to optimize learning in the English as a second language classroom.
How to make the language policy come alive
Learn how to make the language policy come alive in your school. Involve staff in the development of the language policy to see a focus on a coherent approach to language teaching and a shift in practice to authentic learning experiences. Concentrate on curriculum coherence, clarity and connections to your wider community.