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Professional Development Series – Working with English Language Learners in Early Childhood Classrooms by Dr Liv Thorstensson Dávila


 

Date: 29 Nov 2017 (Wed)
Time: 18:00 to 19:30 (Registration starts at 17:30)
Venue: Yew Chung Community College, 2/F Austin Plaza, 83 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
FREE ADMISSION.
Registration: https://pdtalk3.eventbrite.hk
Seminar will be conducted in English.

ABSTRACT
Dr Liv Thorstensson Dávila is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her scholarship has addressed ideological and interactional perspectives on the education of multilingual immigrant and refugee students and their teachers in urban and micro-urban centers in the U.S. and Sweden.
This 90-minute presentation will focus on strategies for scaffolding English language learning within multicultural Early Childhood classrooms. It will begin with an orientation to the notion of language as human action embedded in social relationships, followed by an overview of recent theoretical developments within the field of educational linguistics, including translanguaging, or the use of learners’ and teachers’ multiple linguistic repertoires to scaffold new learning (e.g., García & Wei, 2014).

Teachers, Practioners, Parents and Students who are interested in Early Childhood Education are welcomed to join.
     
 
 
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