OUR Multilingual Schools: OPPORTUNITIES and CHALLENGES
An opportunity to learn more about Multilingual Education and its benefits!
In many schools, lots of second language learners' home languages are being ignored and buried day after day, out of fear that these interfere in a negative way with the students learning the host country language, and represent an obstacle from helping them integrate in the society. Too many ethnic minority parents, following teachers' advice, give up talking to their children in their mother tongue, give their children host country names and the like.
The term multilingual education is also often being abused by many educational settings to simply mean the teaching of two or more foreign languages. Italy being a country with a rich regional dialects history, is gradually loosing them because of their low profile and status.
If you are an educator or an administrator working either in an International or Public school don't miss the opportunity to attend this unique conference where best practices and research are going to be brought to the fore front.
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The Bilingual School of Monza
20 years of Bilingual Education
The Bilingual School of Monza / Playenglish was founded 20 years ago on the belief that Bilingual Education should be a model of education accessible to every child growing in today's globalised world. Bilingual education enhances interlingual and intercultural communication and lays the foundations for a world of peace where diversity is viewed as a resource and not as an obstacle.
The Bilingual School of Monza / Playenglish caters for students aged 3-14 and through its rigorous international curriculum and unique approaches to teaching and learning through the medium of two or more languages, supports students become critical thinkers, open minded, effective communicators, problem solvers, risk takers and reflective learners. These are all essential skills and attributes fortomorrow's global citizens.
The Bilingual School of Monza / Playenglish is a certified IB School and a member of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS).
The Bilingual School of Monza / Playenglish is celebrating its 20th Anniversary next March 2015 by organizing an international conference on the theme of: "Our Multilingual Schools: opportunities and challenges" One of our aims is to share the multiple benefits of bilingual education and inspire educators and other professionals to become, in their turn, advocates and active practitioners in their respective professional fields.
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