Wow! I've downloaded these to give me time to look closely at them. You guys have well documented your journey and your direction for the near future and are open to share with others. Thanks so much! I know that there were many great conversations that went on (that I missed out on!) as you guys were drafting these. To answer your question, Wen: YES!
Thanks, Wendy, for your warmest welcome and for trying to get EAL people together-hopefully the turn out will be fantastic since we re all EAL teachers, afterall!
I was just going through your posted documents-admission policy, action plan, etc.You and the team at your school did a fantastic job on those!Would you be so kind to share through an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org what the test is (and how to find it asap) that you are using for admissions in K-12?
Thanks so much for sharing and for your most useful initiative!
Hi, doha is a memory now. i left in early december. not a good match for me. i am back home in vancouver canada. working in two elementary schools in special ed and lovin it. how about you, what is new?
Hi Wendy, thoughts on the survey... 1. look around and get as many examples as you can... 2. Determine what you want to know... 3. Determine how you are going to use the information.. 4. Who are the end stakeholders? teachers? how will they use/interpret the info? 5. If the above isn't clearly defined it may turn into "paperwork" instead of a useful working document
I am working at the United Nations International School, Hanoi (UNIS). I'm currently teaching Grade 8 Language support and Language A English. We're at that crazy end of year reporting time so not a lot of time to contribute at the moment. I'm glad to have found a community of like minded people though!
And yes, the baguettes are great and the coffee better!
I am an EAL Specialist at Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona. I have worked with K-3rd grade students, and currently I am the EAL specialist for 2nd/3rd grade. I collaborate closely with the classroom teachers to ensure that EAL students have the opportunity to be successful with the regular curriculum, within the mainstream classroom, through the implemention of a variety of strategies! Where are you located? What do you teach? I am so happy to have found this "ning"! :) Keelin
Thanks for the greetings! I am doing well, thanks! How are you doing? I am finally getting around to going through my emails and getting into the groove of things here in HCMC. I used to love moving, with a baby it is a whole new ball game and takes so much more time to settle in.! But we are doing well and enjoying being back in South East Asia.
Yes, we are getting ready to go on break. We are headed back to Bali for two weeks. What about you?
I really like this idea for a site and am making an effort to get more connected. It would be great to share more information with each other about what is happening in the world of ESOL in other schools.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
Thanks Wendy . In my haste I didn't say thatThe International School of Stuttgart asked me to make a video about my
book for their Mother Language Celebration and I asked my students to help me share the message. We don't have a formal MT programme here but I have tried to weave teaching L1 into the curriculum where ever possible . I've just written a chapter for a book coming out in 2011.The chapter is called 'Young Children have Stories to Share' and it shares strategies for what I call Interlingual Teaching and Learning. See Equal Rights Ch5 for more on this. Must run I have kids arriving.
All the best,Eithne
All is fine in Doha. D&C are well and C is finishing up Primary school this year... a secondary student next year - wow! Still looking for job! D went to Budapest, in the last 4, but didn't get the job - she was well disappointed. The hunt continues!
Been following you on FB - the family is growing up and J is getting balder - you are looking the same. Haven't heard from George for a while... China must be treating him well - cheers, starry
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