Address: Kyösti Kallion tie 1, 00570 Helsinki
School: Kulosaari primary school
Functions: Class teacher
Our school has around 350 students, being educated in two streams, Finnish and English. Global Education is part of the Finnish national curriculum. Except from our web page: Kulosaari Comprehensive school, lower stage, offers a bilingual program (Finnish-English) for grades 1-6. The bilingual program follows the same curriculum as the Finnish side of the school. About half of the teaching is in English. https://www.hel.fi/peruskoulut/fi/koulut/kulosaaren-ala-aste/opetus/bilingual-program/
German (native), English (C2), Finnish (C1), and French (A2).
I would love to network with other teachers, both on a meta-level, but also for hands-on projects.
In-depth knowledge of two school systems (Germany and Finland), good basic knowledge of the French school system (lived in Avignon for a year 2009-2010). Many European and global contacts (student colleagues, friends from an exchange year (2000-2001).
Our curriculum contains many modern languages: We use English and Finnish every day. In addition to that, students study French (elective), Spanish (elective), and Swedish (mandatory).
I would like to include the home languages of the students better, which might be Finnish or English, but can also be many others, since Helsinki is a diverse city that attracts people from around the world.