Rethinking multilingualism and the use of the L1 in English as a medium of instruction

Watch a recording of this webinar with Nelson Arditto, looking at multilingualism and the use of L1 in the classroom.

About the webinar

In recent years, the 'multilingual turn' has risen to challenge preconceived ideas that L2 learning can only happen through the exclusive use of English. This webinar will provide a background to the predominance of second language acquisition theories in EMI classrooms and question monolingual practices based on a hierarchical perspective of languages. It will look at the concept of 'translanguaging' as the hallmark of bilingual speakers and explore pedagogical and spontaneous uses in the EMI/CLIL classroom. Participants will consider their beliefs and attitudes with regard to using the L1 in teaching and learning content and language and go away with some ideas and activities to try out in their teaching contexts. 

Recorded on 12 December 2022

About the speaker

Nelson Arditto is a teacher and teacher educator based in Spain. He has worked as Course Director and tutor on Trinity teacher training courses (CertTESOL, DipTESOL, TYLEC) and is an assessor for the CertPT qualification. He has e-moderated online teacher development courses for the British Council since 2012 and is a consultant for the Norwich Institute for Language Education. He holds a DELTA, MA in TESOL and is currently an EdD student at Bath University. His special interests include EMI, learning technologies and e-learning.

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Submitted by sekaj on Wed, 02/08/2023 - 07:16

Why does the recording stop for me after 10 minutes? How do I get the full webinar recording please?

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I've just checked the recording and it is working fine for me. Perhaps you could try using a different web browser or a different device?


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Submitted by Mihai Nicolae on Mon, 01/09/2023 - 13:04


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