Addressing languages and language learning

Individualising Language Learning

The field of bilingual and plurilingual learning is vast and covers many different contexts worldwide.  This literature review looks at home language learning in schools where English is the language of instruction (typical of many international schools, including ACS International Schools), rather than the English as an Additional Language (EAL) lerning angle.  It addresses the research question “How does the use of individualised teaching and blended learning strategies in Middle School French Native Language Enrichment classes and High School Dutch Language B classes improve native French and Dutch speakers’ academic reading and writing skills in their home language?”

This literature review has been written by Catherine Copeland.  Catherine is the Director of Global EDGEucation and has a keen interest in the future of multilingual language development in international and national schools.

 Engaging with Identity Languages

ACS Egham International School EAL teacher, Shelly McClanahan, is working on an action research project investigating how using L1 texts, alongside English Language texs of the same novels, improves Middle School EAL students’ reading comprehension, vocabularly development and class participation.

This literature review has been written by Catherine Copeland.  Catherine is the Director of Global EDGEucation and has a keen interest in the future of multilingual language development in international and national schools.

Working with bilingual and plurilingual learners

This literature review has been written by Dr Dina Mehmedbegovic, Lecturer in Education at University College London’s Institute of Education (IOE). Dr Mehmedbegovic’s main area of research is sociolinguistics and the positioning of languages in education.  This literature review was developed in support of cim’s Native Language Enrichment project, led by Jane Fox.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

This literature review focuses on EAL provision in England, as well as other relevant national and international research. It has been written by Dr Dina Mehmedbegovic, Lecturer in Education at University College London’s Institute of Education (IOE).

Click here to see Dr. Mehmedbegovic present the findings of this literature review: http://youtu.be/PHTo1Lpvrnk