Translanguaging and academic writing in English-only classrooms: a case-study from Bangladeshi higher education

Rafi, Abu Saleh Mohammad, and Morgan, Anne-Marie (2021) Translanguaging and academic writing in English-only classrooms: a case-study from Bangladeshi higher education. In: Ordeman, W., (ed.) Creating a Transnational Space in First Year Writing Classroom. Series in Literary Studies . Vernon Press, Malaga, Spain, pp. 17-40.

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Abstract

The study applied a translanguaging approach in a writing skill development class in the English department of a Bangladeshi public university. Data were collected through classroom observation, a pedagogical intervention, a focus group discussion with students, and a semi-structured interview with the class teacher. The study findings challenge monolingual approaches to academic writing in particular and demonstrate how a planned translanguaging approach allows teachers to relate English content to learners' local language(s) and experience, thus promoting greater understanding and metalinguistic awareness while also affirming the bilingualism and supporting bilingual learners in their classrooms. These findings have implications for policy and practices designed to improve learning outcomes, as well as to enhance the satisfaction and self-esteem of multilingual students studying in an otherwise monolingual classroom located in multilingual countries.

Item ID: 71194
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-62273-952-3
Keywords: translanguaging, academic writing, heteroglossia, English medium instruction, Bangladeshi university
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2021 by the authors
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 00:40
FoR Codes: 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4704 Linguistics > 470401 Applied linguistics and educational linguistics @ 40%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development @ 30%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390108 LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy @ 30%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130201 Communication across languages and culture @ 35%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130202 Languages and linguistics @ 40%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy @ 25%
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