What You Should Know About Translanguaging: Part 1

Translanguaging, first and foremost, is a theoretical lens through which language and the learner are viewed; it is an alternative way of considering bilingualism and multilingualism and is underpinned by a commitment to equity and diversity. Continue reading

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Evening Workshop: Teaching Japanese Learners (7th August – 6.30-8.00pm)

Exploration of SGI’ teachers’ – teaching considerations & strategies

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Teaching Japanese learners

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Japanese learners.

This blog post looks at difficulties Japanese learners tend to have — and are perceived to have — when learning English, what this difficulty might be a result of, and ways of helping Japanese learners overcome these problems. It draws on my experience teaching Japanese learners, working in Japan, learning and speaking Japanese and of course on courses I’ve undertaken and on books I’ve read. We’ll be looking at thirteen different statements based on common perceptions of Japanese learners, and I’ll be giving my thoughts on whether I believe these statements to be true, false, or something in between.

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