Workshop: Designing Translation Materials for the World Language Classroom

When: October 30, 2021 10:00am to 1:00pm

An online workshop presented by Sonia Colina and Sara Albrecht from the University of Arizona. Registration is required.

Pedagogical translation is making a comeback in the multilingual language classroom as an activity that promotes literacy, metalinguistic and cultural awareness, translanguaging, language diversity, and community engagement. While theoretical papers on this topic are becoming more common, practical guidance for teachers on how to incorporate translation in their curriculum in an informed manner is scarce. After briefly reviewing the historical context that banned translation, the justification for its reintroduction and the roles translation can serve in language learning, (see past webinar, and Incorporating Translation in the World Language Classroom), the presenters will work with participants to help them create their own lesson plans and activities for introducing translation in their multilingual language classrooms. Participants will be asked to submit a draft lesson/idea to work on in the workshop.

This webinar is part of a larger CERCLL project, Cross-Cultural Thinking Through Translation and Interpretation, created in partnership with the National Center for Interpretation and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Arizona.

Audience: All
Audience size: Small (1-50)


Campus: Virtual


1103 E. 2nd Street, Room 241, The University of Arizona
United States
Arizona US

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Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Kate Mackay