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Pedagogical translanguaging in the classroom

 

Jasone Cenoz, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU

Durk Gorter, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU/Ikerbasque

 

Traditionally, language teaching in educational settings has applied a policy of language separation by isolating the target language from other languages in the learner’s repertoire. This policy prevents students from using their own linguistic resources as emergent multilinguals. Alternative policies aim at softening boundaries between languages. In this presentation we focus on pedagogical translanguaging and we report on a pedagogical intervention that aims to develop communicative and academic competences in three languages: Basque as the minority language, Spanish as the majority language and English as the foreign language.The outcomes demonstrate that translanguaging provides pupils with additional resources that they can use to develop multilingual competence.

Lugar: Online

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