“Ju fler språk du pratar, desto mer saker lär du dig. Och ju mer du lär dig, desto fler platser kommer du upptäcka.” Ursäkta till Dr. Seuss
“The more languages that you speak, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” (Apologies to Dr. Seuss!)
Susan is Head of Multilingualism at the International School of London where she works with Language & Literature, Language acquisition and English Language Learning departments to ensure that students’ linguistic repertoires are developed within the school context as well as beyond. Susan presents regular workshops on multilingualism to staff and parents, extending this to members of the local area and community language schools. Susan has an interest in language profiling, language policy and the linguistic landscape (‘schoolscape’) as a site for enthnolinguistic identity development.
Susan has participated in a research project in collaboration with Dr Jackie Jia Lou, and funded by the British Association of Applied Linguistics, looking at the impact of the ‘schoolscape’ on raising multilingual awareness. Susan has presented her work at ECIS, CIS, BAAL, IPC, and FIGT conferences. Susan has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Africa, majoring in Linguistics and French, and is currently working towards a Master Degree in Linguistics at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has lived in Sweden, Belgium, South Africa, the UAE, the Sultanate of Oman and the UK and speaks English, French, German, Swedish, Arabic and Afrikaans.