Date
26 March 2019

Support Pasifika students with English as a second language

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Building an inclusive, culturally responsive classroom environment’

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Create digital stories

Create digital stories

Kimi Ora Community School teacher, Bridget Harrison shares how they use digital stories to support students with English as a second language.

Utilise students' first language

Utilise students' first language

Students like being able to work in two languages.

Offer students the opportunity to discuss learning in their first language.

Bilingual benefits

Bilingual benefits

Develop a school-wide policy to support the use and development of students' first languages.

Encourage students to use all their languages in the classroom to support each other in understanding new concepts.

Support assessment

Support assessment

Filimanaia Akata Galuvao outlines how culture, background knowledge, and experiences play a vital part in student assessment.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Pasifika dual language books

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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