Supporting Multilingual Classrooms
ECML national training workshop
Mother Tongues is honoured to have been granted the opportunity by the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe (ECML) to organise a 2-day workshop for school leaders, teachers, parents associations and teacher educators on Supporting Multilingual Classrooms on the 27th and 28th of September (via Zoom). The workshops offer tailored support to different educational stakeholders on how to best develop learners’ competencies in the language/s of schooling while valuing all children’s home languages and drawing on these languages as a rich resource for learning. It will be delivered by two European experts in the field Prof Terry Lamb and Dr Chantal Muller.
If you are interested in attending, please fill in the expression of interest below.
Monday, 27th September – DAY 1
2 PM – 3.15 PM Session 1
Professor Terry Lamb
Terry began his career as a teacher of French and German (plus some Spanish and Turkish) in London, progressing to a number of Head of Languages posts and eventually to posts in the Universities of Nottingham and Sheffield, where he focused mainly on postgraduate teacher education and urban education. He is now a Professor of Languages and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy at the University of Westminster, London, based in the Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation (which he established) and the School of Humanities, where he leads on both education research and migration research across the University. He has published widely in areas such as pedagogy, motivation, multilingual education, multilingual cities, and activist research that challenges social, cultural and linguistic injustices. His projects have included several at the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe, e.g. Supporting Multilingual Classrooms. He is a trustee of NRCSE (National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education). Terry has worked closely on languages strategy and curriculum with the UK and other Governments (Australia, Czech Republic, France and Malaysia) and is founder editor of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. He is Vice President and former President of FIPLV (Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes), an NGO of UNESCO and the Council of Europe. He has also been awarded the honour of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Prime Minister.