Challenging the monolingual mindset: Understanding plurilingual pedagogies in English as an Additional Language (EAL) classrooms
Yvette Slaughter, Russell Cross
LANGUAGE TEACHING RESEARCH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020
Current theories of bilingualism argue that the language practices of bilinguals are drawn from a single linguistic repertoire, and that enabling access to the full breadth of students’ language practices can be a vital resource for further language development. This challenges commonplace practices within English as an Additional Language (EAL) education in Australia, where curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment are predicated on monolingual (English-only) structures. Even though many teachers identify with the need to draw on students’ linguistic repertoires, a lack of pedagogical guidance can result in disengagement with this issue. As we move towards identifying and systematizing pluriling..View full abstract
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research proejct was supported with a grant from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.