Workshop: Designing Translation Materials for the World Language Classroom
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.