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Otago Chapter Annual General Meeting

Posted on 4 September 2011 by Dee Caswell

                                                                       

Otago Chapter Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 21 September 2011

7.00pm

Education Centre at the College of Education

Union St (East).

Further information: Bid Loughran       dunners@slingshot.co.nz

Julia Sullivan        cjskiwi@xtra.co.nz

 

Guest Speaker: 

Janine Lemmens

The Froebel Kindergarten Group…

“working as a ‘Native English Speaker’ in a German early childhood centre in 2010. The Froebel Kindergarten Group is introducing its centres to bilingualism in English and German. Children will hear and learn English from an educator who speaks only English, just as they learn their native language from German educator. I couldn't speak German, and the staff and children had very little English so there were a few challenges. But the children were responsive and I became skilled in non-verbal communication and guessing what was said. We all had some very rewarding learning experiences with the children's comprehension and use of English noticeably developing”.