Useful websites for reference to International Schools


Recent publications

"International school students: developing their bilingual potential", by Maurice Carder, Chapter 13 in "Bilingual and Multilingual Education in the 21st Century".

Afterword, by Maurice Carder, in:

Chadwick, T., (2012) Language Awareness in Teaching: A Toolkit for Content and Language Teachers

Cambridge University Press and Cambridge International Examinations

Foreword, by Maurice Carder, in:

Mertin, P. (2013) Breaking through the language barrier. Effective strategies for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) students in secondary school mainstream classes.


John Catt Educational Limited.

English Language Teaching: The Change in Students’ Language from ‘English Only’ to ‘Linguistically Diverse’, by Maurice Carder. Chapter Five in: R. Pearce (ed). (2013) International Education and Schools: Moving Beyond the First 40 Years. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

ESL & Mother Tongue school sites

Frankfurt International School:  

International School Bangkok:

British School of Brussels:


Researchers and writers

James Crawford:  

Stephen Krashen:  

Jim Cummins:  

Tove Skutnabb-Kangas:  

Thomas and Collier:


Second Language Learning 

Institute for Language and Education Policy:  

New South Wales Government Languages:  


Dual language showcase:


Qualified professional development for teachers:

Purdue Online Writing Lab - ESL Teacher Resources:

The Guide to Becoming an ESL Teacher:

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages:

George Mason University: Special program to prepare teachers for international schools:

Cambridge International Examinations:    

ESL Resource Guide:

Mother Tongues

Ethnologue Languages of the World:  

Foundation for Endangered Languages:  

National Literacy Trust:  

MLA Language map:  

International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education:  




Publishers and organisations

Multilingual Matters:  

European Council of International Schools:  

Council of International Schools:  

ECIS ITC- International Teacher's Certificate:  

IB – International Baccalaureate:  

International Schools Review:  

International School Research:  

John Catt Educational Ltd: