This presentation will explore the incorporation of Translanguaging Techniques in the EFL classroom in Japan. A survey conducted of students about their learning preferences in the English Language classroom showed that a majority of students preferred to have the opportunity to use, and be taught in a style that allowed for L1 (Japanese) usage to be present in the L2 (English) classroom. As a means to fulfill this preference to Language learning, Translanguaging techniques were incorporated in two English classes, and were compared to two English Medium classes to see if incorporating translanguageing technique had an impact on test results, presentation scores and student motivation in the classroom. In this presentation, a summary of the survey results and an outline of the translanguaging project will be presented.
Kevin Alan Bartlett, Kwansei Gakuin University, Kobe-Sanda Campus, Japan
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