Translanguaging Strategies

Translanguaging Strategies

Translanguaging is used to bridge knowledge from the student’s first language to English.

Translanguaging is the act performed by bilinguals of accessing different linguistic features or various modes of what are described as autonomous languages, in order to maximize communicative potential. Translanguaging is about communication, not about language itself. Langauge learners can move between their mother-tongue language and the acquired language to make connections for meaning.

EAL Journal (2016)

This post shares an example of how I use Translanguaging when teaching Chinese students English.

This video explains translanguaging, bilingualism, and education:

Given there is much research on this topic, for this post I will share how I achieve Translanguaging in my lessons.

This presentation shows a lesson plan and activity for formative assessment I have used with Chinese students who are English Language Learners:

Further Reading

12 Ways to Support English Learners

5 Problems for Chinese Speakers of English

Cornell Notes: How to use them easily

Supporting English Language Learners

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Teaching with the SIOP Model


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July 26, & Comments, 2016 29. (2016, July 26). What is translanguaging? EAL Journal.

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