Research has shown that translanguaging develops deeper thinking, affirms multiple identities, develops language and literacy, and promotes social justice. Translanguaging pedagogy builds on the use of the full linguistic repertoire of linguistically diverse children - engages children cognitively, linguistically, and socio-emotionally in order to reinforce their learning, achievement, and identity.

We invite you to browse the projects page and check numerous resources of the project offered to help parents and educators:

This project advocates partnership-based research where the aims are to:

  1. provide professional development course on translanguaging to preschool teachers to help them design their multilingual classroom practices,
  2. foster home-school collaboration by actively involving children’s families, and
  3. reinforce children’s cognitive, linguistic and socio-emotional engagement in the classroom.

The programme contains 8 sessions on multilingual classroom, home-school collaboration, multilingual brain and cross-linguistic transfer, oracy, literacy, and teachers’ own experience with translanguaging pedagogy.

Project developed and carried out by Gabrijela Aleksić.

TRANSLA project team: Gabrijela Aleksić, Džoen Bebić-Crestany, Claudine Kirsch, Ofelia García, Nancy Hornberger, Iryna Verba and Miriam Ventura.

Illustration by Maristella Mangipinto

(FNR C18-SC-12637907-TRANSLA-Aleksic)


New resources for parents and educators

BM Luxembourg launches TRANSLA - a new program for multilingual children - with resources for teachers and parents in English, French and German


Prof. Dr. Claudine Kirsch
Branch Director / Associate Professor, University of Luxembourg / Multilingual Pedagogies More
Dr. Gabrijela Aleksić
Branch Member / Research Scientist, University of Luxembourg / Multilingualism in Children More
Dr. Nancy Morys
Branch Member / Senior Lecturer, University of Luxembourg / Language Learning and Teaching