Here is my post that share ideas about how to use Translanguaging in FL to enhance students learning. Click on the link to hear my recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_N6qI3BzofNTFRYW01R3BMNFU/view?usp=sharing
(lenght: around 9 minutes)
Here is an illustration of 3 strategies for translanguaging in FL.
Writing Skills (Words Wall)
Grade 5 students wrote the key vocabulary of our first unit in our Word Wall, in the target language, in English language as well as in their mother tong (here, in Vietnamese language)
2. Reading Skills (Vocabulary Activity)
After reading a short book in the target language (for the book week), students worked on the vocabulary and filled this chart. Grade 5 students wrote down 5 new vocab in the target language, in English and in their mother tong (in Pastho language, in Hindi language, in Vietnamese language, in Turkish language… )
Same exercise in Khmer language
Same exercise in Hindi language
3. Writing skills (Writing cards)
Multilingual and translanguaging activity with Grade 3 students: after a brainstorming to contrast French, English and Spanish languages, students write cards to greet a sick student in the 3 languages.
Detail of 1 card written by a Grade 3 student.