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Questions to guide planning MTB MLE curriculum and instructional materials

Seventeen questions to consider before beginning curriculum and teaching materials development for MTB MLE

Curriculum development for MTB MLE: Basic features 

Questions and responses relating to the defining features of MTB MLE curriculum and the principles that guide curriculum development  

Curriculum and materials development for MTB MLE: Recommendations from course participants

Participants at a “Curriculum and Materials Development for MTB MLE” workshop identified the most important things they wanted to communicate to people who are ready to begin their own MTB MLE programs

La planification et élaboration du curriculum et du matériel pédagogique pour l’EML

Developing curriculum, teaching and learning materials for MTB MLE (French)

MTB MLE and Language Education: Helping students’ build fluency in two or more languages

“Strong Foundations” and “Good Bridges” in Language Education: Lessons from Around the World

Rationale for education programs that start in students’ Mother Tongue or first language (L1) as their foundation for learning in school.  

What have we learned about best practices in Language Education for MTB MLE?  

Powerpoint presentation on features of strong Language Education programs,with photos  

Definitions of literacy and why they are important
Challenge to MTB MLE consultants, trainers and curriculum developers to examine our own definitions of literacy and purposes for supporting MTB MLE in non-dominant language communities

Why 2LA theories and practices need adjustment for MTB MLE in ethnic minority communities
Chart listing similarities and differences between the contexts in which many 2 LA theories are developed and the non-dominant language communities in MTB MLE programs are needed

Bridging between languages in MTB MLE programs

Reviews the principles that guide language education in strong MTB MLE programs; includes the language education progression in an eight year program (KG 1 and 2 plus  Grades 1-6)

Introduce and build fluency in oral and written L1

Activities that support oral and written L1 as a subject in primary grades

L1 as the foundation for learning L2: Why it's necessary and strategies for doing it well

Powerpoint presentation on the importance of a strong foundation in L1 to prepare students for “bridging” to L2.  Includes photos of child-centered L1 classroom activities in MTB BE classrooms in Viet Nam (Program sponsored by MOET and UNICEF Viet Nam)

MTB MLE and language learning: Focus on oral L2

Process by which children begin learning and gain confidence in understanding and speaking a new language and the factors that support, or hinder, their success in gaining fluency.

Introduce and build fluency in oral L2

Powerpoint presentation describing activities to introduce students to oral L2 in early primary grades  


Bridging to L2 literacy

Rationale and principles for helping students use their knowledge of L1 literacy and what they have learned about oral L2 to build confidence in L2 literacy.

Language progression in MTB MLE: L1 and L2 taught as subjects and used as languages of instruction

Factors to consider in developing progression plans for teaching languages as subjects and using them for instruction in strong  MTB MLE programs

Use L1 and L2 as languages of instruction in middle and upper grades

Powerpoint presentation with suggestions for developing teaching plans and materials that use L1 and L2 as languages of instruction in middle to upper primary grades.  

Để trẻ dân tộc thiểu số học tập hiệu quả trong nhà trường- Những bài học kinh nghiệm từ việc sử dụng tiếng mẹ đẻ trong các chương trình giáo dục song ngữ trên thế giới

Theories and principles to guide planning for language education in strong MTB MLE programs. (Vietnamese)

Si desea una transición exitosa a una segunda lengua, primero eduque en la lengua materna

Mother tongue or first language (L1) as the best foundation for “bridging” to the official school language/school L2. ( Portuguese)

Curriculum for MTB MLE programs for adults

Adult and children as learners: Sames and differences

Powerpoint presentation describing similarities and differences in adults and children as learners: Factors to consider in planning adult education classes

Curriculum Development for adult literacy programs

Issues to consider in developing curriculum for adult literacy programs  in non-dominant language communities

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