If you're an Oklahoma teacher looking for ways to support multilingualism in your classes, consider attending the “Foregrounding students' multlingual repertoires through language and culture portraits” presentation by Dr. Madina Djuraeva, and her EDEN 5243 class (I'm one of the students!) at the 2022 Key Conference.
Our presentation features the research of Camila Tabaro Soares, Joana Duarte, and Mirjam Günther-van der Meij, who analyzed the use of language portraits as a tool to help students visually represent their multilingual identities. The authors published their original research “‘Red is the colour of the heart': making young children's multilingualism visible through language portraits” in Language and Education.
Students and teachers in traditionally monolingual contexts may not realize the level of multilingual and multidialectalism they engage in and monolingual teachers serving multilingual learners may not realize the depth and variety of their students' language repertoires. This activity will help make this visible.
My class and I will be presenting from 11:45 to 1 p.m. I hope to see you there!
The conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the University of Oklahoma's Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education.
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The conference also features additional speakers and presentations. You can learn more here: