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Developing Literacy and Language across the Middle Years - a half-day workshop by Eowyn Crisfield

Workshop: Developing Literacy and Language across the Middle Years

In the rush for “earlier” is better, we often forget that the middle school years are prime for acquiring and developing a new language. Despite this, there is less available in terms of information and resourcing on language acquisition for middle school than for the primary years. In this interactive half-day workshop we will look at the following topics:

  • Challenges for language learners in schools
  • Developing language-integrated teaching across the curriculum
  • Developing knowledge and practice for accelerating academic literacy
  • Translanguaging pedagogy in the middle years

Participants will leave with a clear, research informed understanding of their multilingual learners. with practical strategies to apply in the classroom immediately, and with ideas for next steps within their school context.

About Eowyn Crisfield

Eowyn Crisfield is a Canadian-educated specialist in bilingualism, bilingualism in education, and teacher-training. She holds a B.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, and a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, with specialisations in language learning and teaching, and bilingual education.

Eowyn has over 20 years experience in the field of Applied Linguistics, and has a background that covers research, teaching and teacher-training, and supporting bilingual families. Her past institutional experience includes English-language teaching, language department coordination, curriculum development, lecturing in Initial Teacher Education programmes (methodology, sociolinguistics, language acquisition), and doing academic development for educational organisations. 

She is currently also an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, lecturing on the Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching Multilingual Learners and the MA TESOL.

Over the years she has developed a number of unique services, including Family Language Planning and a whole-school “Every teacher is a language teacher” professional development program for language support in schools. Eowyn continues to research in the field of bilingualism, with a special interest in promoting language equality in schools, and the integration of “languages across the curriculum”.

More information on her work is available here.


Workshop Details

Trainer: Eowyn Crisfield

Who should attend: Middle school language teachers and teaching assistants

When: Thursday, 7 November 2019, 1.00pm - 4.30pm

Where: UWCSEA Dover Campus, Conference Centre

Workshop fees: S$100 *

*Workshop fees include workshop materials, if any, and snacks.






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