Learning and Teaching for linguistically diverse classrooms by Mary van der Heijden, Dubai

Date 22-23 January, 2021
Location Dubai, UAE
Hotel Holiday Inn Al Barsha
Price 595 USD if registration before November 15th, 2020.

650 USD if registration after November 15th, 2020.

Book 5 and get 6th registration for free

In this workshop you will explore and learn how to increase learner agency of our English as additional language learners through:

Deepening your understanding of what the different terms associated with bi lingual and multilingual learning means in our classrooms

Developing your skill set to enhance the use of translanguaging opportunities in the classroom

Using tools and ideas to help develop multi lingual  and bilingual learners in an inquiry classroom

Dedicated to improving teaching and learning for over 35 years has led Mary to live and work in 9 different countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Working with a focus on Primary Education, she used her knowledge and experience to train, coach and lead learning in a range of contexts. In particular over the last 20 years, she has been a head of an international school in Brunei for the children of Shell employees, the founding headteacher of Jaya Global School, a thriving bilingual school for Indonesian children and more recently, she was the founding Vice Principal of the new campus of the United World College in Singapore. Mary has been fortunate to lead and work with the Primary Years Programme, the International Primary Curriculum, and various national curriculum.

Amongst other qualifications, Mary has a Bachelor of Arts in Education, an MA in International Education and is a trained and experienced coach. Always fascinated by language development and having studied at UCL for teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Mary recognises that our classrooms are becoming more diverse with both cultural and linguistic opportunities for students to learn and grow. Over the last four years, Mary has accredited schools and delivered training all over the world and brings her practical and interactive style to her training to enable teachers to take away useful knowledge and skills to better support their student’s development in identity, home and additional languages, cognition and agency. She continues to work remotely as a coach and works for the Australian government on teacher training projects in more remote areas of Indonesia.


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Certificates of Attendance will be issued to participants who have taken part in all sessions. Please make sure your personal information is correct in the registration form.

Terms and Conditions


Fees include all materials necessary for the workshops, lunches and coffee breaks during workshop days. Workshop fees do not cover transportation or accommodation.


Participants are responsible for any visas.


Payment will be made via bank transfer.
Bank detailed information will be given via confirmation email.
Please indicate participant name and workshop in the transfer reference.
Please also note that all charges are the responsibility of the remitter.
Full payment is due within 4 working days after confirmation of registration.
Spaces are limited. If payment has not been received within the deadline, spaces will be released to other interested persons.


  • If you are unable to attend this event, you may send a substitute delegate in your place at no additional cost. Please advise us of any substitutions as soon as possible. The participation fee will not be reimbursed upon cancellation if done then less than one month of the workshop date.

  • ETCLC will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from any changes to or cancellation or rescheduling of the workshop. If the workshop is cancelled or rescheduled, ETCLC will make every effort to contact every registered delegate. In case of cancellation or reschedule of a workshop, ETCLC will reimburse the participation fee, keeping 10% as service charge.

  • ETCLC reserves the right to cancel the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.


  • All workshops will only be confirmed if there is sufficient number of participants.

  • You are advised to make your travel plans on confirmation of the workshop from us

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European Training Center for Languages and Culture

16, rue de Quéven, 31000 Toulouse, France

Telephone:+33 5 34 67 53 59

Email: contact@cfe-lc.fr

Telephone (Dubai):+ 971 55 546 8754

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