High School Students Share Their Language Journeys

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High School Students Share Their Language Journeys
Douglas Brittain

The Seisen International School Language Policy states that:

  • We recognize that Seisen’s language policy must reflect the school’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and anti-racism.
  • We view language as the center of the many interdependent cognitive, affective, and social factors that shape learning.
  • Language is the major connecting element across the curriculum and transcends all subject areas. It is an essential vehicle for inquiry and the construction of meaning.
  • At SIS, the role of language is valued as central to developing critical thinking, which is essential for the cultivation of intercultural awareness, international-mindedness and global citizenship. 
  • The deep relationships between language, identity, culture and power have an impact on teaching and learning. 
  • We believe that multilingualism enriches personal growth and facilitates international understanding.

As part of our "Mother Language Week" High School students were invited to spend time reflecting on their "Language Journey".

Read the Middle School Language Journey article to see the full directions.

Step 1: Reflect 
 

Step 2: Write a short reflection

For example:
“In my lifetime, I have experienced Spanish, German, Arabic, Ga, and Japanese.  I’m technically monolingual, since I only speak English fluently, but I can hold a basic conversation and read for fun in German.”
 

Step 3: Make a My Language Journey Poster
 

Below are the poster that was chosen as the winner as well as each of the High School homeroom Language Journeys.

*Homerooms in our High School are multi-age groups of students who belong to the same House. There are four homerooms from each of the four Houses made up of students from Grades 9 to 12.

 

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