This workshop is a comprehensive one-day learning opportunity that aims to empower educators and school leaders with the knowledge and tools to create an inclusive and equitable learning environment for multilingual students. This workshop delves into the essential components of designing a culturally responsive curriculum, centering students’ identities, and promoting language equity throughout the entire school community. It emphasizes the importance of assessments that provide equitable access to multilingual learners of all language proficiencies. 

By the end of this workshop, participants will be equipped with a deep understanding of the essential elements required to design and sustain equitable multilingual learning environments. They will leave with practical strategies, resources, and a renewed commitment to fostering language equity and inclusive education for all students in their schools.

  • Culturally Responsive Curriculum

    Participants will explore strategies and best practices for developing a curriculum that reflects and embraces the cultural diversity of their students. They will learn how to integrate culturally relevant materials, perspectives, and experiences into their teaching to foster engagement, relevance, and meaningful connections.

  • Centering Identity

    Recognizing and value students’ diverse identities. Attendees will gain insights into creating a safe and inclusive learning environment where students’ cultural backgrounds, languages, and experiences are acknowledged, respected, and celebrated.

  • What is Translanguaging?

    Participants will delve into the concept of translanguaging, a pedagogical approach that recognizes and values the fluidity of language use among multilingual learners. They will explore strategies to leverage students’ multilingualism as a resource for learning, communication, and academic success.

  • Designing for Belonging

    We will examine the significance of creating an inclusive classroom culture that fosters a sense of belonging for all students, regardless of their linguistic or cultural backgrounds. Attendees will learn practical techniques to promote collaboration, empathy, and mutual respect among students.

  • Collaboration

    Participants will explore the importance of collaborating with specialists, such as EAL teachers, bilingual educators, and community members, to provide targeted support and resources for multilingual learners. They will gain insights into effective collaboration strategies to maximize student learning outcomes.

  • Assessment for MLLs

    Participants will learn strategies to design assessments that accommodate students’diverse linguistic backgrounds and proficiency levels, ensuring equitable access and meaningful feedback.

Date and Time
March 7, 2024

9am – 4pm

$250 – One Person
$225 – Two or more per people
$200 – Five or more per people


Note: You do not need to register for the main 21CLHK Conference to attend this one-day workshop.

Who Should Attend?

  • Classroom teachers (of any age group)

  • School Leaders

  • Learning Specialists


Ceci Gomez-Galvez

ES EAL Coordinator, Saigon South International School

Ceci (she.her.ella) is a collaborator, coach and advocate who empowers educators to create equitable learning opportunities for all language learners. Born and raised in Guatemala City, Ceci grew up in a unique bilingual household nurtured by her parents who valued languages equally. Inspired by her own upbringing and her extensive experience in international schools, Ceci now leads a support program for multilingual learners based on practices which ensure culturally responsive teaching and equitable access. You can connect with Ceci through her professional portfolio and follow her on Twitter @cecigomez_g.