Montessori Bilingual enviroment

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  1. funtich1

    funtich1 New Member

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    Jul 26, 2011

    Dear Colleagues!
    I used to teach English in Montessori school 3-6 in St.Petersburg twice a week. I've just moved to Moscow and I'm going to work in a new bilingual Montessori school. The problem is how to organize bilingual enviroment. Is there anyone who works in a bilingual school? could you please share your experience?
     
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  3. cutNglue

    cutNglue Magnifico

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    A lot depends on your program bilingual philosophy. I have no experience with montessori but I do work in a bilingual environment. The most time consuming part of designing a bilingual classroom is being able to label everything in both languages.
     
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    tracykaliski Connoisseur

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    We teach our children spanish, and as a result we have a spanish shelf in addition to the regular language materials. We are not bilingual by any means, but I think for our kids it helps keeping the materials on one shelf.

    We also label the environment with spanish and english words.
     

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