Introduction to Translanguaging in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

Online Module

Language acquisition allows for cultural understanding, not simply by just facilitating a greater flow of ideas and ease of communication, but also for understanding the cultural mindset. This asynchronous module for teachers and teacher educators begins by unpacking the theoretical understandings of translanguaging, language acquisition and bilingual education. The module walks you through translanguaging theory through reflecting on your own experiences, background, and identity and engages you in examining multicultural children’s literature using a translanguaging lens to understand how books can serve as mirrors or windows for culturally and linguistically diverse communities. You will also gain an understanding of how translanguaging is also transformative for all students when it centers equity in the schooling experiences of bilingual children.

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