19 April 2012
If you teach Cambridge IGCSE or our other qualifications in a bilingual education context, you will be pleased to hear about our growing support in this area. We have set up a bilingual education research programme to develop our expertise and give more support to schools on language issues.
Some practical outcomes are already emerging. This month marks the publication of two handy guides – commissioned following our research – offering advice on language use in the classroom and how to set up bilingual education programmes:
Excellence in Bilingual Education: A Guide for School Principals
By Peeter Mehisto
This is the first guide devoted to the organisational aspects of a bilingual programme from the perspective of the school principal. It will support school principals in the implementation of bilingual education, and help schools with an existing bilingual programme to evaluate and improve their practice. Drawing on best practice and research, it includes perspectives from school managers and teachers around the world.
Language Awareness in Teaching: A Toolkit for Content and Language Teachers
By Timothy Chadwick
This practical guide is written primarily for subject teachers who teach through English to students whose first language is not English. It includes: classroom tasks to help content teachers give language support to their students, advice on how content and English language teachers can work together to build language support for students, and language issues that relate directly to Cambridge IGCSE subjects.
Both guides are published by Cambridge University Press (April 2012).
Many schools worldwide use Cambridge IGCSE, and our other qualifications, in a bilingual education context. To find out more, and watch case study videos, go to the Bilingual Education area of our website.