Translanguaging Pedagogy

Given what we know about the strong links between home language, cognitive development, academic achievement and second language acquisition, schools are beginning to realise the benefits of bringing students’ home languages into their education. In international schools this can be a challenge, given the diverse and super-diverse nature of the schools and classrooms. Translanguaging pedagogy can help teachers bridge between the home language and school language, both in order to promote content learning and also to scaffold language development. CEC has been developing bespoke training on translanguaging since 2012, and has developed models to allow for ease of introduction in international schools. We have also produced a short video to explain exactly what translanguaging is in an educational context. You can find it here (click on caption):