Date: February 23, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Online. To see the time where you are, visit

A webinar presented by Emma Trentman, University of New Mexico.

Access the webinar presentation slides here. See the video below.

February 23rd, 10 am Arizona / UTC-7

Translanguaging and translanguaging pedagogies are increasingly common phrases in discussions of educational settings and language teaching. As a result, many language teachers have questions like “what is translanguaging exactly?” and “what do translanguaging pedagogies look like in practice?” This presentation provides answers to these questions in the context of the world language classroom. First, Dr. Trentman gives a theoretical overview of translanguaging as an ideological shift away from monolingual language ideologies. Second, she provides examples of translanguaging pedagogies in the world language classroom, drawing from her own experience as an Arabic teacher. Finally, she demonstrates how adopting translanguaging pedagogies in the world language classroom includes both reframing existing activities and creating transformative opportunities.

Emma Trentman is Associate Professor of Arabic at the University of New Mexico and Interim Director of the Language Learning Center.  She is an Applied Linguist whose research focuses on language learning during study abroad, virtual exchange, and in the language classroom, with a focus on language ideologies and multilingual approaches.  She is co-editor of Language Learning in Study Abroad: The Multilingual Turn (Multilingual Matters, 2021), and her research has appeared in various journals and edited collections including The Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, The L2 Journal, Study Abroad Research, and System.  She directs the Arabic program at the University of New Mexico and is co-editor of the Critical Multilingualism Studies Journal.

Registration closed at 5pm (Arizona time) on February 22nd.

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