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News | 21 November 2022

Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet receives language prize

At this year's Language Teachers' Gala, Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet received The European Language Label.


Lina Sallmander and Susan Pope

The award is given every year at the Language Teachers' Gala to innovative projects in language teaching. Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet’s project is called Creative writing in a multicultural school environment develops all the student's languages and is run by teachers Lina Sallmander and Susan Pope. The purpose of the project is to unlock the students' multilingual resources and capacities to help them develop within all their languages.

“The students are very happy to be able to express themselves freely and move outside the academic language framework,” said Susan Pope. “They also learn a range of words that they would not encounter in academia, which is important to be able to convey their multicultural identity and life experience.”

By working with creative writing as a language development tool, the students’ vocabulary, language comprehension, language memory and reading comprehension are strengthened. In this way, the individual's language skills and confidence are strengthened, which often leads to a greater desire to engage in learning in general.

The applications are assessed by an international jury and the awarded projects must be able to be used as learning examples in Europe. The prize of up to SEK 25,000 per project is for the project to continue to develop.

“We are very proud to receive this award and to be recognized for our work, but most of all we are happy that we had the opportunity at the Language Teachers' Gala to share our work with other teachers and their students,” added Lina Sallmander.

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