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Nicole Rehman

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.

Priya Kapoor, PYP coordinator, Beanstalk International Bilingual School, China

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.

Diana Cheuk Man Choy, Lead Teacher Mandarin of Sha Tin Junior School, English Schools Foundation, China

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.

Carolyn Thistlethwaite

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.