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Webinar: What is Translaguaging and does it suit the needs in foreign language education?


This talk reviews the development of the idea of Translanguaging and seeks to explore its relevance to foreign language education. Translanguaging has developed into a pedagogical philosophy, a theory of language and communication and an analytical approach to translingual and transmodal practices. It also seeks to reconceptualise foreign language education. But does it suit the needs of China’s foreign language education? What are the key considerations with regard to the sociolinguistic realities of China and its language education needs? What implications can we get for today’s foreign language education in the whole world?

Speaker bio

Professor Li Wei is Director and Dean of the UCL Institute of Education at University College London (UCL), where he also holds the Chair of Applied Linguistics. His research covers many different aspects of bilingualism and multilingualism. He is Editor of the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, and Applied Linguistics Review. His books won the British Association of Applied Linguistics Book Prize twice, for the Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Bilingualism and Multilingualism (with Melissa Moyer) and Translanguaging: Language, Bilingualism and Education (with Ofelia Garcia). He is a Fellow of the British Academy, Academia Europaea, Academy of Social Sciences (UK), and Royal Society of Arts (UK).

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Moderator: Dr. Mark Feng Teng

Date: September 24th, 2021 (Friday)
Time: 16:00-17:30PM (Beijing Time, UTC+8)
Platform: Zoom

ID: 844 290 34796
Password: 779863

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