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ELSA France’s Virtual Teacher Development Day
13 March 2021
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Saturday, March 13 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Using students home language repertoires – Translanguaging

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This presentation will explore:
How teachers can use students home languages in learning
How this creates access to learning of content at the same time as they are learning English in English.
The importance of affirming students’ identities as well as the potential to overcome the language barrier for developing bilinguals.
What does the use of students’ home languages look like in practice?
Using home languages in the classroom has been a practice in many schools for decades but so often dependent on individuals or EAL teaching teams rather than as a whole school practice. Through shared discussion, participants will either take away some action points or be ready to take the discussion back to school and continue it with colleagues.

Shared discussion may be possible remotely.

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Deborah Perrin

Head of EAL BSN Primary Schools, The British School in the Netherlands
Deborah has been a primary school teacher and advisory teacher in multilingual schools all her professional life –both in the UK and in the Netherlands. She taught in UK state education before moving to the Netherlands and working in international school education. She currently... Read More →

Saturday March 13, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am CET
Zoom 5