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.
This project advocates partnership-based research where the aims are to:
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.
BM Luxembourg launches TRANSLA - a new program for multilingual children - with resources for teachers and parents in English, French and German