English Language Learning (ELL) Specialists

Generative and collaborative Peer Learning Community for English Language Learning Specialists

The English Language Learning (ELL) Specialists community (also known as EAL), invites experienced practitioners, those who are learning the ropes of ELL teaching, and ELL leaders within an international school to join. The intention of our community is to share our experiences, pose questions, and be supportive of others as we continue to learn and improve our practices and respective programs.
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As a member of this community, you have access to shared resources, can contribute your ideas, and learn from other dedicated educators on various topics related to English language learning and program development. Likely topics of discussion may include differentiated instruction, effective co-planning & co-teaching, using data to inform teaching and learning, technology in language teaching, and more! Through our discussion and sharing of resources, ELL community members will develop a sense of trust and belonging amongst colleagues within our network. Join us!

Live Session Dates/Times

All live sessions take place at 17:00 – 18:30 (China Time) on Tuesdays.Β 

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
Tuesday
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
Tuesday
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
Tuesday
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
Tuesday
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

Β  Tuesday 22Β  Β  Β October 2024,Β  Β 17:00-18:30 (China Time)

Live Session 2

Tuesday 26 November 2024, 17:00-18:30 (China Time)

Live Session 3

Β  Tuesday 25Β  Β  February 2025, 17:00-18:30 (China Time)

Live Session 4

       Tuesday 22              April 2025,       17:00-18:30 (China Time)

Celina Mathews

Celina Mathews is an experienced educator who leads the EAL program at Shekou International School. She has a Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and a certificate in ELT Leadership and Management.
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Celina is well-versed in WIDA and is passionate about providing a program that is inclusive, data driven, and supportive for all multilingual learners. Her expertise in language acquisition, attention to data, and experience with collaborative teaching ensures that each student receives an equitable education that propels their language and content skills forward. Through her leadership, the EAL program at Shekou International School has become a model for other schools seeking to provide high-quality language instruction to their students.

Kairavi Oza Bond (Ms.Kay)

Kairavi Oza Bond is an experienced educator, who currently leads the EAL program at Sias International School. She has a Bachelor of Education specializing in English and Science, and certification from the Cambridge Institute of Diploma for Teachers. Driven by a passion for fostering inclusive learning environments, she completed her certification in the Teach ESL program through Lexis Education. With almost 20 years of teaching and leadership experience across esteemed international schools in India, Malaysia, UAE, and China, Kairavi has honed her skills in nurturing diverse learners. As a polyglot herself, she is deeply passionate about delivering an inclusive, data-driven, and supportive program for all multilingual learners. Under her guidance, the EAL program at Sias International School delivers high-quality language instruction to its students.

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