Capstone Project Title
Patty Born Selly
This project addresses the question, what do non-ESL teachers need to know about translanguaging in order to support their emergent bilingual students? Translanguaging has emerged in the last two decades as both an epistemology of language and a pedagogical imperative with broad implications for language teaching and learning. This project traces the design and implementation of a professional development experience for teachers on translanguaging, whose goal is to effect a shift in teachers’ thinking about language so that they can understand their students more fully. It was designed specifically for non-ESL teachers, assumes no prior knowledge of translanguaging, and emphasizes the intellectual shift towards a new perspective on language rather than practical or immediately-deployable strategies.
ESL/ ELLs, Social Justice, Teachers/ Teaching
Snell, Thomas, "What Teachers Need To Know About Translanguaging" (2017). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 77.