Naomi Wilks-Smith (RMIT University, Australia)
Time: May 22, 2021 01:30PM Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo Join Zoom
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Translanguaging offers practical ways to bring bilingual and multilingual learners’ languages into classrooms that have traditionally been monolingual. Translanguaging not only invites languages into classrooms but utilises them in pedagogical ways to expand on the content and conceptual knowledge and understandings of learners to leverage their learning. In this way, translanguaging connects the entire repertoire of a student’s linguistic skill-set and knowledge across languages with their overall learning. This presentation will introduce the concept of translanguaging and share examples of practice from a linguistically and culturally diverse Australian primary school context that draw on the varied multilingual abilities of students as learning resources.
Bio: Dr. Naomi Wilks-Smith is a language education specialist, teacher and researcher. She is a Lecturer at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.