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Translanguaging Pedagogy in TESOL Classrooms


Tatyana Kleyn, Kate Menken, and Maite Sanchez


Wednesday, 19 October 2016
10:30 am–12:00 pm ET
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Cost: Free for members; US$​50 for nonmembers
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Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, especially ESL, but also general education and bilingual education, administrators, coaches
  • Researchers, Students (higher ed.), Policymakers at the district, city and state levels

More About This Seminar

This session will give participants an overview of translanguaging theory – which is the flexible and dynamic use of students’ language repertoires to support learning English and content areas, as well as to develop home language practices in schools.  Examples from K-12 classrooms, along with their impact on teaching and learning in ESL settings will be provided and analyzed.

What Will I Learn?

Participants will 
  • receive an overview of translanguaging theory
  • understand the different approaches to translanguaging pedagogy
  • see examples of translanguaging in different classrooms and for different purposes
  • receive information about additional resources for enacting translanguaging in classrooms

About the Presenters

Tatyana Kleyn is Associate Professor and Director in the Bilingual Education and TESOL programs at the City College of New York. She received an Ed.D. at Teachers College, Columbia University.  For 2014-15 Tatyana served as president of the New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE) and a Fulbright Scholar in Oaxaca, Mexico.  Tatyana is author of “Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide,” co-editor of  “Translanguaging with Multilingual Students: Learning from Classroom Moments” (with García) and co-author of “Teaching in Two Languages: A Guide for K-12 Bilingual Educators” (with Reyes).  Tatyana is the director of the documentaries “Living Undocumented” and “Una Vida, Dos Países: Children and Youth Back in Mexico.”

Kate Menken is Professor of Linguistics at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY), and a Research Fellow at the Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society at the CUNY Graduate Center. She received an Ed.D. at Teachers College, Columbia University.  She is Co-Principal Investigator of the CUNY-New York State Initiative for Emergent Bilinguals (NYSIEB) project ( Recent books are English Learners Left Behind: Standardized Testing as Language Policy (Multilingual Matters, 2008), Negotiating Language Policies in Schools: Educators as Policymakers (with Ofelia García; Routledge, 2010), and Common Core, Bilingual and English Language Learners: A Resource for Educators (with Guadalupe Valdés and Mariana Castro; Caslon, 2015). Her website is:

Maite (María Teresa) Sánchez is the Project Director of the CUNY-New York State Initiative for Emergent Bilinguals (CUNY-NYSIEB) ( She holds a Ph.D. from Boston College. She has co-authored several publications related to emergent bilinguals including  “Supporting Emergent Bilinguals in New York: Understanding Successful School Practices” (2014), and “District- and School-Level Collaboration between English Language Learners and Special Educators in the Pre-Referral and Referral Process” (2012).