Language Teaching Strategies and Techniques Used to Support Students Learning in a Language other than Their Mother Tongue

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Natascha Thomson—Kongsberg International School (Norway)

Many learners are facing the challenge of accessing an IB programme in a language other than their mother tongue. To enable learners to fully participate in both the academic and social aspects of school life, educators need to recognise how this phenomenon impacts on teaching and learning and identify ways to support language development. This executive summary aims to raise awareness of this issue and describes and presents the findings of an investigation into the Language Teaching Strategies and Techniques used by Primary Year Practitioners (PYP) when implementing the Programme of Inquiry conducted in 2010.

Executive summary (PDF, 215 KB)