Welcome to the World Languages Special Interest Group
We are a group of language educators from different parts of the world, teaching different languages in different international schools, but united in the goal of supporting and promoting learning of (multiple) languages.
We have over the years worked on different projects, participated in and organised presentations at different ECIS conferences and mini-conferences.
Collaborating across languages and cultures to continue growing as educators and elevating our students’ learning.
Proposed topics of interest
After participating in and presenting at the ECIS conferences in 2020 and 2021 several topics of interest for WL teachers have emerged.
A few of them include:
– Designing a quality K-12 World Language Curriculum for international schools
– Developing and using pedagogical approaches that are engaging with both online and face-to-face instruction
– Working with school administrators to advocate for quality World Language programs – Assessing student progress over a variety of programme models and anticipated outcomes
– Continuing our development through research
Links to some of our recent presentations
World Language Day 2021
SEL in World Languages
Authentic Assessments in World Languages: info about the mini-conference and our presentation
Model Curriculum for World Languages, based on AERO standards : – presentation for the 2021 ECIS conference for School Administrators
Links to the US Department of State Office of Overseas Schools
AERO Project Model Curriculum for WL based on the AERO Standards
The public site on the Atlas Rubicon, accessible free of charge to everyone, contains sample units that can be modified and adapted to different levels and contexts.
Project AERO website
The World Languages SIG organises monthly conversations for language educators.
“WL Conversations” are organised in collaboration with other WL groups. Any interested language teacher is welcome and invited to participate in WL Conversations. For more info please contact one of the SIG co-chairs:
Delinka Fabiny: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martina Mencer Salluzzo: email@example.com