Bringing Language to Life

Christina Shala received a B.Ed in French Immersion Education from the University of Alberta in Canada, and is currently an educational consultant for Indonesia Education Partnerships in Jakarta, Indonesia. With 10+ years of experience teaching languages in Canadian and International schools abroad, Christina has developed a passion for creating learning resources that support teachers, and also help students develop a real world understanding of their second language. Her professional interests focus on introducing Literature Circles to English and French language programs as a means of teaching all aspects of language through student lead discussion. Writing, reading, listening and speaking capabilities are all combined, allowing teachers to assess student comprehension. Christina has been a presenter on this topic at NESA conferences in the Middle East, at the UWCSEA Multilingualism Conference in Singapore and both Inspired Education Conference and the GESS Conferences in Indonesia. Christina's most recent project has been developing a collection of emergent readers for young learners. The series includes readers that target CVC, CCVC, CVCC and sight words. In addition to consulting, she is the owner and website developer of www.shalabooks.com.