Important Update - 2020 ELL Conference Cancellation,
2021 conference dates announced
Due to the extended travel and quarantine restrictions, after careful consultation with the host school, ACAMIS 2020 English Language Learners (ELL) Conference is cancelled.
Planning will begin as soon as possible for April 24-25, 2021 at Western International School of Shanghai as many of the fundamental logistics are in place. We are currently confirming with the keynote speakers their availability to attend and present on the new dates. Upon receipt of their confirmation, we will announce further updates on the website. We thank you again for your understanding and patience as we are monitoring the situation closely to ensure the conference will be held at the best possible time where everyone is feeling comfortable attending.
We cannot thank more to Dr Greg Brunton, the Head of our host school, Western International School of Shanghai of his non-conditional support to ACAMIS, and also to our ELL Conference Planning Committee team who have been so creative and adaptable in working with us to carry forward this conference to next year. We look forward to seeing you all in Shanghai in April 2021!
Thank You for the Ongoing Support!
The issues related to English Language Learning within our member schools is at the top of the list of concerns about how to integrate increasingly diverse numbers of language speakers into a curriculum based largely on English as the main language of instruction.
- Effective teaching strategies/methods:
- Planning and scaffolding for ELLs
- Utilising language targets within mainstream classes
- Translanguaging strategies
- Bilingual teaching strategies
- Co-teaching strategies in mainstream classroom
- How your school celebrates and raises awareness of multilingualism:
- Creating symbolic and language rich environments
- Creating a physical and cultural environment that welcome multilingualism
- Materials used to facilitate language rich classrooms
- Integrating technology to facilitate and enhance language acquisition
- Powerful lessons where scaffolding and/or translanguaging was a central component
- Student work that includes language targets, scaffolds or translanguaging
- Building shared vision and capacity
- How to ensure accountability to put policy into practice