“Translanguaging is defined as “the process whereby multilingual speakers utilize their languages as an integrated communication system. It is the only way to create meaning while learning. It is the one thing that everyone needs to do in order to successfully develop their languages, develop their ways of knowing, to develop content, develop their social-emotional identities and for society to develop to a more just and equitable society.” - Professor Ofelia García
Here are some resources you might find useful to explore this area more:
García, O., & Wei, L. (2015). Translanguaging, bilingualism, and bilingual education. The handbook of bilingual and multilingual education., 223, 240
Kirsch, Claudine. (2020). Opening minds to translanguaging pedagogies. System, 92, 102271. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2020.102271
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