March 30th, 2023 (3:30pm – 5pm Boston | 21:30 Madrid) | Via Zoom
This session will examine the use of pedagogical translanguaging in the SSL classroom. Closely related to the original pedagogical practice of translanguaging bilingual education in Wales, which aimed to develop language proficiency and academic content in two languages (Welsh and English), pedagogical translanguaging is planned by the teacher, unlike spontaneous translanguaging; it refers to the use of different languages for input and output or to other planned strategies based on the use of students’ resources from their whole linguistic repertoire. English L1 learners of Spanish as a second or additional language can benefit from their multilingualism but very often their resources need to be activated through pedagogical translanguaging so as to make the most of that plurilingualism.
Jasone Cenoz is Professor of Education at the Universidad del País Vasco (Spain) and member of the Advisory Board for the Organization of Ibero-American States. Her research focuses on multilingual education, bilingualism and multilingualism. She has published extensively and has presented her work at conferences and seminars in the US, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand Singapore and most European countries. She has been AILA publications coordinator and President of the International Association of Multilingualism.