Bilingualism Boot Camp: Day 4

Here we are, in the home stretch. Today was less intensive than yesterday, I’m not sure if I am just getting used to it or if the content was easier today!

1. Issues in Bilingualism: Today we talked a lot about family bilingualism, so I felt right at home. It was interesting to hear about issues from other areas. Also an interesting discussion about dialects vs. languages – how do we decide which is which?

2. Bilingual Education in Wales: Language allocation in the classroom – how do teachers divide up the different subjects into Welsh and English? And more discussion about “translanguaging”, a term that was coined in Wales, in the 1980s. I’m going to try and find a guest write to do a post on translanguaging.

3. Dynamic Bilingual Education: Another fantastic lecture – bilingual education in Mexico, the US and New Zealand.

4. Code-switching: Well, more code-switching data on Welsh-English, Spanish-English and Spanish-Welsh bilinguals…

Tomorrow I won’t be blogging because in the afternoon I’ll be heading home to see my own little bilinguals.

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2 thoughts on “Bilingualism Boot Camp: Day 4

  1. Thanks for sharing. I would love to know more on point 2, as Welsh/English teaching is a subject close to my heart (I grew up in Wales!). I look forward to the ‘translanguaging’ post.

  2. Thanks for the overview of key issues from the Bilingualism Summer School. It has been really interesting to read your comments. I agree a great inspiration to read more !
    JJC

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