Translanguaging in Multilingual Context: Graduate Students’ Voices From Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Translanguaging is crucial for fostering student learning in the twenty-first century because it takes a holistic view of language, multilingualism, and bilingual education. Learning what college students think about language use is important, yet previous studies have mostly focused on college students in other countries. The objective of this study is to investigate the perspectives on translanguaging held by graduate students who are bilingual or multilingual and attend a large university in Indonesia that is home to a wide variety of languages. This research was conducted at Yogyakarta State University. The design of this study was the qualitative approach. To be more specific, we used survey data to establish how participants view the overall practice of translanguaging, specifically for the goals of learning a foreign language for social purposes, and inside a higher education classroom setting. In this study, the perspectives of graduate students on translanguaging were analyzed. Descriptive statistics were used to examine the information gathered from a survey. The findings indicate that graduate students had positive perspectives on translanguaging, especially in classroom settings and when learning a foreign language. Moreover, this study yielded various implications for practice, policy, and research. The majority of respondents expressed that the utilization of translanguaging was advantageous and fundamental in the process of acquiring a second language.

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Aryadi Manuel Gultom, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia
Ashadi Ashadi, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia

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Conference: ACEID2024
Stream: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)

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Gultom A., & Ashadi A. (2024) Translanguaging in Multilingual Context: Graduate Students’ Voices From Yogyakarta, Indonesia ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2024 Official Conference Proceedings
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