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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Education & instruction
Educational Sciences
Translanguaging pedagogy in multilingual early childhood classes: A video ethnography in Luxembourg
Andersen, Katja Natalie mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS) >]
Translation and Translanguaging in Multilingual Contexts
John Benjamins
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[en] translanguaging ; multilingualism ; multimodality ; early childhood education ; Luxembourg
[en] This paper investigates translanguaging practices and pedagogy with very young children in the trilingual country of Luxembourg. Recent research has shown that in early childhood education in Luxembourg there is a focus on Luxembourgish to the exclusion of other languages and that this appears to exclude children with foreign language backgrounds from everyday institutional life. Our research asks how and in which forms can a translanguaging pedagogy offer young multilingual children opportunities to engage in literacy practices. Our empirical qualitative pilot study carried out among children aged 2 to 6 in Luxembourgish early childhood programs clarifies forms of translanguaging when instruction is accompanied by pictures and reading in German. The findings suggest that gesture and body language are part of translanguaging, providing multiple resources that enable the young multilingual learner to make meaning.
Ministère de la Famille et de l’Intégration and Ministère de l’Education Nationale
Multilingual Oracies in early childhood education (MultOra)
Researchers ; Professionals

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