Translanguaging Practices of Multilingual Learners in the German as a Foreign Language Class
Translanguaging of multilingual learners in the German classroom is a qualitative study situated at the border between Mexico and the United States. This participatory action research explores how bilingual students learn German at the university level. The data collected includes participatory observations, memos, audio-recordings of all in-class conversations for the duration of one semester. A total of three German classes participated. Furthermore, three phenomenological interviews were conducted with each participant. Additionally, focus group interviews were conducted. The recordings were transcribed and analyzed for emerging themes. Findings from the in-class conversations show translanguaging as an applied learning strategy. Findings from the interviews point to the connection between the participants’ backgrounds including previous educational experience, language ideologies and language use shown in the German class.
Bilingual education|Foreign language education
Sahr, Annabell, "Translanguaging Practices of Multilingual Learners in the German as a Foreign Language Class" (2020). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI27962785.