ACAMIS English Language Learners (ELL) Conference
April 24-25, 2021
Yew Chung International School of Shanghai Pudong (Century Park Campus)


For an introduction to the host school - Click here

In Collaboration with

and Western International School of Shanghai


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.

Be sure to take this opportunity to connect with colleagues from other schools which is an enriching benefit from these gatherings and most of all, enjoy the stimulation!


This year’s ACAMIS ELL conference focuses on the ideology and implications of all teachers being language teachers in multilingual settings. We are collaborating with our friends at WIDA so we can bring you the latest research and pedagogy. We will be exploring how to overcome some of the barriers that face ELLs and how to build capacity which enable all students to feel included and empowered in order to ensure successful access to the curriculum.

The following are some of the topics to be discussed:

  • 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