ERIC Number: EJ871885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Translanguaging in the Bilingual Classroom: A Pedagogy for Learning and Teaching?
Creese, Angela; Blackledge, Adrian
Modern Language Journal, v94 n1 p103-115 Spr 2010
This article reports on research that questions commonsense understandings of a bilingual pedagogy predicated on what Cummins refers to as the "two solitudes" assumption. It sets out to describe a flexible bilingual approach to language teaching and learning in Chinese and Gujarati community language schools in the United Kingdom. We argue for a release from monolingual instructional approaches and advocate teaching bilingual children by means of bilingual instructional strategies, in which two or more languages are used alongside each other. In developing this argument, the article takes a language ecology perspective and seeks to describe the interdependence of skills and knowledge across languages.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Bilingual Education, Monolingualism, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Chinese, Indo European Languages
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom