Dr Sue Ollerhead, Macquarie University
Wednesday 5 August, 4-5pm
*LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 2PM TOMORROW!*
In this workshop, Sue will discuss the important role that students’ home languages play in their classroom learning. She will explore the rationale for using translanguaging as a pedagogical approach and present some key classroom translanguaging strategies used by teachers to create more inclusive and engaging learning experiences for multilingual learners.
The session will be aimed mostly at upper primary and secondary teachers, but the principles can be applied in wide range of contexts. All welcome.
Dr Sue Ollerhead is a lecturer in Languages Education at the School of Education at Macquarie University. She has worked extensively as a teacher, teacher trainer and researcher in South Africa, Egypt, the United Kingdom, India and Australia. Her current research focuses on translanguaging pedagogies in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Sue is co-editor of the book Plurilingualism in Teaching and Learning: Complexities across Contexts (2018) and the special issue of the Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics: Translanguaging as a resource in teaching and learning (2020).
- FREE – VicTESOL Members (including other state & territory TESOL associations affiliated with ACTA)
- $10 – Non-members
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