On this page you will find different documents that can be helpfull in the education of multilingual students.
You can use these documents as an inspiration on how to make the home languages of your staff and students visible in your organization.
If you print the document "Multilingual memory" double sided and laminate and cut it, the students can play memory with the tekst: "Welcome, we are glad you are here" in many different languages. You can ask your students if their home language is already part of the game and whether they want to read it out loud. Empty cards are provided in case of new additions. The text can also be used for language comparison and can be an introduction to different writing systems.
Multilingual welcoming poster
You can adjust this document "Multilingual welcoming poster" to your own convienience with the colors and logo of your own school or picture of your staff of students. If you hang this poster near the door of the school or classroom you welcome the students in many different languages. When new parents and students arrive you can look up their home languages and maybe add a new language to the list.
Overview of multilingual ideas
This document contains many different examples of how to make heritage countries and home languages visible in school, to value and to use them as a source on which knowledge is built upon.