Jasone Cenoz

Jasone Cenoz är professor vid Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU i Spanien. Hennes forskning om flerspråkigt lärande, tvåspråkighet och flerspråkighet har fått stor internationell genomslagskraft.

Pedagogical translanguaging and multilingual acquisition

Högre seminarium med professor Jasone Cenoz.


In the last years translanguaging and other approaches that soften boundaries between languages and focus on the learner's whole linguistic repertoire are replacing beliefs about the benefits of language separation. Nowadays translaguaging is often used as an umbrella term both for pedagogical and spontaneous translanguaging.

In this presentation the focus will be on pedagogical translanguaging. A pedagogical intervention in the context of a trilingual school in the Basque Country will be discussed. The project was carried out in the 5th and 6th years of primary school and it aimed at developing not only the three languages, but also metalinguistic awareness and language awareness through pedagogical translanguaging. The outcomes demonstrate that translanguaging provides pupils with additional resources that can be used to develop multilingual competence.