CAL Presentation

Promoting English Plus Other Languages: An Investigation of Language Policy

December 19, 2014 3:30 – 4:00am IST

Presented at: IAWE 2014
Amity University
December 17 – 20, 2014 | Noida, Delhi, India

This presentation reports on findings from a study that investigated Language Policy (LP) development and implementation in International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools with particular focus on how these schools balance the promotion of English together with other languages. Background: With a network of more than 3,000 schools in nearly 150 countries, IB’s stated policy endorses a multilingual approach to language use and learning as a means of providing their students with a rich foundation from which to grow academically. English, French, and Spanish are the organization’s working languages for communication with schools and other stakeholders. Furthermore, IB schools are expected to place importance on language learning, including mother tongue, host country, and other languages.