The Highly Effective Bilingual School



Webinar hosted by John Nicholls


The Highly Effective Bilingual School

This webinar explores the philosophy, structures, strategies and practices that create a successful bilingual school. Drawing on experiences from the Bilingual European School, Milan, the session will give examples of successful practice but will also explore the challenges we are still working through. There will be lots of opportunity to discuss your own school’s successes and struggles.

BES hosted an international team of researchers, led by Goethe University’s Professor Torregrossa, who investigated cognitive integration of language. They found excellent levels of critical thinking and connection making, as well as strong language transfer mechanisms, in our bilingual students. This webinar will explore how these skills were developed and nurtured.

John Nicholls
Co-Director @Bilingual European School, Milan
John Nicholls is the Co-Director of the Bilingual European School, Milan. Previously, he was Assistant Director for Leadership Development across Nord Anglia’s schools around the world and was also responsible for Professional Development in Asia. John ran the UK’s award-winning Norfolk Wellbeing Programme for school staff and was part of the Regional Leadership Team for the International Baccalaureate’s AEM region. In addition to leading workshops in over 30 countries, he has evaluated and accredited schools for the International Baccalaureate, COBIS, BSO, and Nord Anglia.


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