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The Translanguaging Classroom

Leveraging Student Bilingualism for Learning

Author: Ofelia García

Publisher: Caslon Publishing


Category: Education

Page: 224

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"Shows teachers how to strategically navigate the dynamic flow of bilingual students' language practices to (1) enable students to engage with and comprehend complex content and texts, (2) develop students' linguistic practices for academic contexts, (3) draw on students' bilingualism and bilingual ways of understanding, and (2) support students' socioemotional development and advance social justice"--provided by the publisher.


The Key to Comprehension for Spanish-Speaking Students and Their Peers

Author: Shira Lubliner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Education

Page: 220

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Translanguaging: The Key to Comprehension for Spanish-speaking Students and Their Peers is a teacher’s guide for effective vocabulary and comprehension instruction in the translanguaging classroom. Translanguaging is a new approach that incorporates students’ languages and cultures with the goal of strengthening academic achievement. This book focuses on Spanish-speaking emergent bilingual learners, as they constitute over 70% of the English learners in American schools. Also included are activities designed for students who speak only English or languages other than Spanish. We provide teachers with practical tools for achieving translanguaging goals through a method called Cognate Strategy Instruction (CSI). The goal is to teach upper elementary and secondary students to unlock academic texts and meet Common Core Standards. This approach has been classroom-tested and validated by research in English immersion and bilingual classroom settings. This book includes detailed vignettes and over 30 lessons plans, demonstrating how to purposefully plan and deliver translanguaging instruction. Also provided are student texts, games, and assessments – all of the materials needed for a complete instructional program.

Emerging Perspectives on Translanguaging in Multilingual University Classrooms

Author: Vimbai Mbirimi-Hungwe

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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This collection highlights research conducted by academics from the fields of science and English language studies. The contributions gathered here bring out the importance of using a translanguaging approach to teaching subject content. The volume responds to the generally agreed custom among academics that translanguaging should only be used by language teachers and lecturers. The practical descriptions of how translanguaging has been, and can be, used in science and maths classrooms show that translanguaging pedagogy should not be a tool to be used by language lecturers only. The volume shows that there are emerging perspectives with regards to teaching maths and science where translingual pedagogy can be used as a vehicle towards assisting students to understand difficult academic concepts.

Translanguaging in Multilingual English Classrooms

An Asian Perspective and Contexts

Author: Viniti Vaish

Publisher: Springer Nature


Category: Education

Page: 130

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This book is the first to apply the theory of translanguaging to multilingual classrooms in an Asian context, offering strategies for teaching specific grammatical and comprehension skills to students struggling to read in English. It also enriches the methodology of coding bilingual transcripts with ideas resulting from a detailed analysis of a large and rich data set. Lastly, the author discusses growth areas in the emerging field of translanguaging and challenges for teachers implementing a translanguaging approach in a superdiverse classroom.

Translanguaging for Emergent Bilinguals

Inclusive Teaching in the Linguistically Diverse Classroom

Author: Danling Fu

Publisher: Teachers College Press


Category: Education

Page: 129

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Translanguaging for Emergent Bilinguals is a thorough examination of the development, evolution, and current realities of educating emergent bilinguals in U.S. classrooms. Through engaging vignettes, readers follow the experiences of emergent bilinguals in a variety of monolingual settings, tracing the challenges encountered by both the students and the schools that serve them. The authors argue that the future of emergent bilingual education lies in an inclusive translanguaging pedagogy. By embracing home languages and cultures, this approach nurtures the development of multiple literacies, enabling individuals to thrive academically, socially, linguistically, and intellectually. The text begins by showing how the authors evolved from monolingual language educators to translanguaging educators and ends with concrete takeaways for successfully using this approach in different education settings. “This book offers an uplifting alternative view of the lives and education of language-minoritized students. The authors present here a practice-based approach to translanguaging for all types of teachers of emergent bilinguals.” —From the Foreword by Ofelia García, The Graduate Center, City University of New York “A fascinating volume offering practical as well as theoretical insights into translanguaging pedagogy.” —Li Wei, UCL Institute of Education, University College London “Contributes significantly to our understanding of the nature of translanguaging and its potential to transform the education of emergent bilingual students.” —James Cummins, University of Toronto

Creating a Transnational Space in the First Year Writing Classroom

Author: W. Ordeman

Publisher: Vernon Press


Category: Reference

Page: 187

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During the first twenty years of the new millennium, many scholars turned their attention to translingualism, an idea that focuses on the merging of language in distinct social and spatial contexts to serve unique, mutually constitutive, and temporal purposes. This volume joins the more recent shift in pedagogical studies towards an altogether distinct phenomenon: transnationalism. By developing a framework for transnational pedagogical practice, this volume demonstrates the exclusive opportunities afforded to freshmen writers who write in transnational spaces that act as points of fusion for several cultural, lingual, and national identities. With reference to recent works on translingualism and transnationalism, this volume is an attempt to conceptualize effective writing pedagogy in freshman writing courses, which are becoming more and more transnational. It also provides educators and first year writing administrators with practical pedagogical tools to help them use their transnational spaces as a means of achieving their desired learning outcomes as well as teaching students threshold concepts of composition studies. This volume will be particularly useful for first year writing faculty at colleges and universities as well as writing program administrators to create a more effective curriculum that addresses these needs in classroom settings. All scholars with a doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition, English as a Second Language, Translation Studies, to name a few, will also find this a valuable resource.

Codeswitching in the Classroom

Critical Perspectives on Teaching, Learning, Policy, and Ideology

Author: Jeff MacSwan

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 310

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Bringing together sociolinguistic, linguistic, and educational perspectives, this cutting‐edge overview of codeswitching examines language mixing in teaching and learning in bilingual classrooms. As interest in pedagogical applications of bilingual language mixing increases, so too does a need for a thorough discussion of the topic. This volume serves that need by providing an original and wide-ranging discussion of theoretical, pedagogical, and policy‐related issues and obstacles in classroom settings—the pedagogical consequences of codeswitching for teaching and learning of language and content in one‐way and two‐way bilingual classrooms. Part I provides an introduction to (socio)linguistic and pedagogical contributions to scholarship in the field, both historical and contemporary. Part II focuses on codeswitching in teaching and learning, and addresses a range of pedagogical challenges to language mixing in a variety of contexts, such as literacy and mathematics instruction. Part III looks at language ideology and language policy to explore how students navigate educational spaces and negotiate their identities in the face of competing language ideologies and assumptions. This volume breaks new ground and serves as an important contribution on codeswitching for scholars, researchers, and teacher educators of language education, multilingualism, and applied linguistics.

Multilingual classroom contexts

Transitions and transactions

Author: Prof Christa van der Walt

Publisher: African Sun Media


Category: Education

Page: 267

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By far the majority of South African students get their schooling in a second language, which means that our classrooms are multilingual. This state of affairs is not exclusive to our country, as can be seen in the many academic conferences on multilingual learning and teaching. Terms like translanguaging and biliteracy appear in many articles and books that discuss the role language in education. What makes the multilingual nature of our South African classrooms challenging, is the fact that many learners switch from one language of learning and teaching to another at various points in their school career: from home language to English or Afrikaans after the foundation phase, from one language of learning and teaching to another when they move to new schools, high school or tertiary institutions. This book is an attempt to highlight the transitions; from home to school, from foundation to intermediate phase, from primary to high school, and from high school to tertiary institutions.

Inclusion, Education and Translanguaging

How to Promote Social Justice in (Teacher) Education?

Author: Julie A. Panagiotopoulou

Publisher: Springer Nature


Category: Education

Page: 241

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This open access book is designed as an international anthology on the broader subject of inclusion, education, social justice and translanguaging. Prefaced by Ofelia García, the volume unites conceptional and empirical contributions focusing on various actors within educational institutions, from early childhood to secondary education and teacher training, while offering insights into multiple European and North-American educational systems.

Envisioning TESOL through a Translanguaging Lens

Global Perspectives

Author: Zhongfeng Tian

Publisher: Springer Nature


Category: Education

Page: 374

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To respond to the multilingual turn in language education, this volume constitutes a challenge to the traditional, monolingual, and native speakerism paradigm in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) through a translanguaging lens. The chapters offer complex global perspectives – with contributions from five continents – to open critical conversations on how to conceptualize and implement translanguaging in teacher education and classrooms of various contexts. The researchers exhibit a shared commitment to transforming TESOL profession that values teachers’ and learners’ full linguistic repertoires. This volume should prove a valuable resource for students, teachers, and researchers interested in English teaching and learning, applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and social justice.

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