Translanguaging: theoretical and pedagogical implications in the Japanese university ESP classroom

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Bartlett, Kevin. 2022. "Translanguaging: theoretical and pedagogical implications in the Japanese university ESP classroom." OnCUE Journal Special Issue. 3 (1), pp. 15-33.
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Translanguaging: theoretical and pedagogical implications in the Japanese university ESP classroom

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AuthorBartlett, Kevin
Journal TitleOnCUE Journal Special Issue
Journal Citation3 (1), pp. 15-33
Number of Pages19
Year2022
Place of PublicationJapan
ISSN1882-0220
Web Address (URL)http://jaltcue.org/ocjsi/vol3
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This research paper describes the findings of a project which explored the implementation of translanguaging approaches in a Japanese ESP-focused university classroom. First, a theoretical overview of translanguaging and the benefits of incorporating learners’ L1 ( Japanese) in the L2 (English) classroom will be provided from the perspectives of psycholinguistics, sociocultural linguistics, and educational praxis. Then, an overview of how translanguaging approaches were incorporated in the Japanese ESP-focused classroom will be explained to show how students’ L1 and L2 can be utilized to increase language retention, communicative output, and motivation. The project involved 90 native-speaking Japanese participants who undertook one of their compulsory English classes in a translanguaging approach and who were asked to write and present about topics related to their science and technology major. Results of this study showed that utilizing a student’s whole linguistic repertoire can increase their motivation, language production, content retention, and cognitive strategies

Keywordstranslanguaging, classroom pPraxis
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470306. English as a second language
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Byline AffiliationsMukogawa Women’s University, Japan
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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