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translanguaging as a way to support international students to comprehend the content [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2020; 4(8): 140-144 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2020.82788

translanguaging as a way to support international students to comprehend the content

Rinata Zaripova1, Andrew Danilov1, Leila Salekhova1, Nnamdi Anyameluhor2
1Kazan Federal University, Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communications
2Nottingham Trent University (Great Britain), Department of Computing and Technology

This paper aims to discuss and demonstrate how translanguaging can be a way to enhance computer literacy in polylingual CLIL course at Kazan Federal University (KFU). We describe some educational techniques based on the principle of translanguaging which can assist the international students to understand the content of “Computer Science” course such as: to discuss content in small groups using two languages; to brainstorm during class activities; to respond to a teacher’s question in mother tongue; to provide assistance to peers during activities; to enable participation by lower proficiency students. The survey among students was conducted to assess the effectiveness of translanguaging educational techniques. Thirty-two master students from the Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication of Kazan Federal University participated in this survey. The results of the survey showed that the implementation of translanguaging educational techniques for teaching “Computer Science” course received positive feedback, which was a prerequisite for further development in this area.

Keywords: Translanguaging, CLIL, computer literacy, international students, educational techniques.

Rinata Zaripova, Andrew Danilov, Leila Salekhova, Nnamdi Anyameluhor. translanguaging as a way to support international students to comprehend the content. ALRJournal. 2020; 4(8): 140-144

Corresponding Author: Rinata Zaripova, Russia
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