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Share how your school promotes multilingualism for a chance to WIN up to £500 resources

Competition time! Multilingual success in your school is a global competition designed to celebrate good practice in supporting and encouraging multilingualism in international schools.

4 Apr 2019
What is the Multilingual success in your school competition?

"Your mother tongue is the bridge to help you understand and learn more deeply in the new language" (Patricia Mertin)

Many students in international schools speak a different language at home or in their communities.

As research shows, supporting first/home language in education has a positive effect on both language development and learning, and many international schools are embracing the changing multilingual landscape of their student population.

To celebrate and share the best practice in international schools globally, we are launching a competition, Multilingual success in your school with the top prize of up to £500 worth of teaching resources for your school!

How to enter

Do you have a way of incorporating it into your lesson plan? Do you have your own way of getting your students to embrace their languages? Have you tried a particular activity with great results? Do you have a whole-school policy that brings great results?

To enter, complete the entry form, answering the competition challenge:
  • How do you support and encourage multilingualism in your school?
  • Submit a summary of an activity/initiative that you did in your class/school and the impact it made on the student community.)

(You will need to be logged in to Pearson International Schools Community to access the form)

If you would like to upload images/videos - please do this on the resources section on the community website. 

The competition closes on the 6th May 2019.   

10 shortlisted competition entries will be judged by Dr Patricia Mertin, an enthusiastic educator who refers to herself as a reformed monolingual.Her special area of interest is developing effective teaching methods to achieve successful learning, in particular for second language students in international schools. She co-authored Pearson’s IB DP English B title.

More about the prizes

The winners will be able to choose their Pearson Resources from our Global Schools Primary or Secondary resources catalogue - you can find copies of these here.
  • 1st place: £500
  • 2nd place: £300
  • 3rd place. £200
The winner will be contacted directly to choose which titles they would like. Normal timeframes will apply for delivery of the product into schools.

The winners of the competition will be contacted on 24th May 2019.

Good luck!


See more from the languages series:

Promoting home language use: How do we make a difference?

Ideas for celebrating International Mother Language Day in your class

Input matters: supporting children’s harmonious bilingual development

Is there a potential pandemic of language loss in international schools?

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