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International School: Embracing Globalization!

Creating a Learning Environment

Every international school should embrace globalization. Teaching a new language ​​to everyone, from the cleaning staff to the doorman, is an opportunity to build a learning environment. Everyone must be able to speak the language of the school and that is the theme and motto of our article today. 

International schools are located all over the world. For over a century, globalization has taught societies that, to develop, it is necessary to open up to the world. Today we will talk about the staff that supports International Schools worldwide. 

There are thousands of international schools, and most are in countries where English is not a native language. In these, English is often taught concomitantly with the mother tongue.

The culture created by language, the provision of English to all who work in this environment, is not only a matter of social responsibility but also of creating a necessary international culture. An international school must be able to receive English-speaking foreigners. The student or guest who comes from outside must be able to communicate in the school with everyone.

To talk of bilingual education is to point out multiculturalism. Parents who invest in bilingual education should know that their children need to be open-minded.  If they aren’t, a good international school will provide that for them.

And being open-minded, principled-oriented, and caring leaders are also important principles to knowing how to live. That will increase the chance that they become good leaders someday. Training for a broader action is, above all, training soft skills for life in a global society.

Beyond Managers and Teachers

Is important to arrive at a school and the receptionist greets you in English. Dialogue with him/her in the school language, or even be able to ask him/her about a security concern.

In addition, getting to know the colleagues, staff, and whereabouts, or simply engaging in small talk to hear how their day was, also has a substantial impact on feeling like you belong. Those day-to-day situations allow one’s to feel part of the environment because they can understand what people are saying around them.

So, more than pedagogical obstacles, we can say that teaching everyone who works at school the English language is a matter of making them feel good at work.

Invitation to Professional Growth

We offer private lessons for workers from any level or background and we stand for the particularities of the different staff members. And of course, depending on the dynamics of the team, it is also interesting to provide group lessons.

Whatever the proposal, the school must make everyone feel good and invite them to enter the front door of the globalized world. And by doing so, will certainly teach their students how to act in their companies in the future.

Hope you enjoyed the input. We are ready to help your staff with English (and many other languages), learnwithscience, and until next time!

References:

Pearce, Richard. “Developing Cultural Identity in an International School Environment.” International education: Principles and practice (1998): 44.

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