Robert Crutchfield, Middle School principal at Nova International Schools.
In today’s international school environment, we are all English language teachers. Indeed, just look at the demographics of CEESA schools as well as other international K-12 environments around the world and see that the majority of students are English Language Learners defined as students who receive instruction in English yet speak a different language in the home. When the host national students are factored in, the English Language Learner population can exceed ninety percent in some schools. This demographic is a major challenge for all educators to deliver instruction to this population. This seminar will address how to better identify English Language Learners, discuss innovative strategies and techniques that lead to English language growth, address reclassification into mainstream courses, reaching English Language Learners across the curriculum as well as highlight resources that will work in the classroom to better connect English Language Learners with the subject matter.