How “translanguaging” bolsters inclusivity, equity, engagement: Editorial


In an editorial for University World News, Shakina Rajendram (University of Toronto) outlines the benefits of “translanguaging,” which can be defined as the practice of communicating, teaching, and learning in multiple languages at the same time. At the broader level, translanguaging supports university internationalization efforts and ensures international education is not “English-only,” explains Rajendram. It also has many benefits for students by facilitating equitable learning experiences, making complex academic concepts easier to comprehend, improving engagement, promoting intercultural understanding, and enabling more inclusive access to opportunities.

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