Local organiser of this ECML training and consultancy: Karine Dekeukelaere, Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
ECML experts: Dunja Chamberlain and Frederic Taveau, International School of Geneva, Switzerland
Date and venue of the event: 6-7 October 2022, Brussels, Belgium
Participants: +/- 30 primary and secondary (language and CLIL) teachers; pedagogical advisors for language and CLIL teaching; teacher trainers, CLIL coordinators from all school nets and from Flanders and French and German speaking Belgium.
Language Immersion Teaching (CLIL) is a very popular approach in Belgium. Many young people desire to enroll in such programmes, running the risk of not being accepted due to the limited amount of spaces available and the lack of teachers. Many teachers who take on this kind of project face the challenge of preparing a variety materials to help their young audience acquire not only the language of instruction but also the content of the subjects studied. Moreover, the interested students come from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, which also adds to the degree of difficulty. This challenge can nevertheless become an asset when it comes to valuing the language of schooling, that of the Linguistic Immersion class, and the language(s) acquired in the students‘ family environments by approaching these situations through the perspective of Pluriliteracies.
Thanks to the two-day workshop, facilitated by ECML experts, teachers, teacher trainers and pedagogical advisors can improve and strengthen the quality of their interventions. This will be done through a dynamic process of practical tool sharing, illustrative videos, in-depth explanations of the theory, and exchanges between professionals in the field. And above all, through an active approach to discovering the benefits of Pluriliteracies.
Make sure not to miss this workshop!
Authors: Karine Dekeukelaere according to Dunja Chamberlain and Frédéric Taveau
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