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Translanguaging Aotearoa ( seeks to bring together the vast expertise in multilingual education for a one-day symposium in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Convenors invite academics, researchers, practitioners and community participants to submit an abstract to present and attend.

Dr. Kerry Taylor-Leech
Griffith University

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Dr. Tauwehe Tamati
University of Auckland

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Themes include but are not limited to:

  • Translanguaging in education
  • Models of language education that support heritage language maintenance
  • Inclusion of heritage language support in “mainstream” classrooms
  • Support of Indigenous languages through multilingual models of education
  • Support of immigrant languages through multilingual models of education
  • The relationship between immersion education and translanguaging
  • Fluid multilingual models of education in all models of schooling
  • Community experiences with translanguaging and other models of multilingual education
  • Policy and planning perspectives on translanguaging and other models of multilingual education

Pricing: Includes entry and food.

$25 waged

$15 unwaged & students

Embracing Multilingualism across Educational Contexts

We will also be launching the edited volume Embracing Multilingualism across Educational Contexts (2019, Victoria University Press, Edited by Corinne Seals and Vini Olsen-Reeder) at the symposium.


9:00 On-site registration opens
9:15 Symposium opening
9:30 1st Plenary: Dr. Tauwehe (Sophie) Tamati
10:15 Morning tea
10:30 Angela Bland & Juliet Kennedy, Translanguaging in Pasifika studies: A model for critical multilingual education in secondary schools
11:00 Nicola Daly (Translanguaging in dual language Māori-English picturebooks)
11:30 Saida Radjabzade (Language Policy at WIUT: Conflicting Views)
12:00 Lunch
12:45 2nd Plenary: Dr. Kerry Taylor-Leech
13:30 Him Ibro, Josiah Murphy, & Tsukuru Kamiyama (Tiếng Việt or française: Translanguaging in the writing of a Vietnamese multilingual)
14:00 Corinne Seals and Vini Olsen-Reeder (Creating translingual materials for Māori and Samoan communities)
14:30 Afternoon tea
12:45 Brittany Hoback (Translanguaging as a Resource for Multilingual Education and Indigenous Language Maintenance: Ethnographic Experience from Southeast Malekula Island, Vanuatu)
15:15 Danping Wang (Translanguaging as a pedagogy in University-based Language Classrooms in New Zealand)
15:45 Symposium closing

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Held inside the Hunter Council Chamber inside the Hunter Building. Ground floor staff are happy to assist with finding the Council Chamber.

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