Applying translanguaging techniques in Japanese EFL settings

Bartlett, Kevin Alan (2018) Applying translanguaging techniques in Japanese EFL settings. In: Asian Conference on Language Learning 2018 , 27-29 April 2018, Kobe, Japan.

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This paper will explore the integration of translanguaging techniques in the university EFL classroom in Japan. A survey conducted of students regarding their learning preferences uncovered that most students preferred the opportunity to use and be taught in a style that allowed for their L1 (Japanese) to be present in the L2 (English) classroom. As a means to fulfill this preference to language learning and to see what type of impact it would have on students language acquisition and motivation, translanguaging techniques were used in two English classes in comparispn with two English Medium classes to see whether translanguaging had an effect on test results, presentation scores and student motivation both in and out of the classroom. This paper will provide primary data from Japanese university students who undertook classes in a translanguaging style that supports the implementation of translanguaging tehniques in the language classroom.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit of this open-access paper.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2018 05:06
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 05:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: translanguaging, L1 in L2 classrooms, classroom praxis, student motivation
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)

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