LTR 2016

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LTR 2016

Appliications in your classroom:1. Use code switching to embrace cultures and build relationships2. Leverage miscommunications to build student understanding

Traditional ESL pedagogy warns against the use of code swtiching and seeks to correct miscommunications without understanding their origins.

However, recent research suggests that leveraging L2 miscommunications and code switching could provide valuable learning opportunities for ELLs.

MiscommunicationsHaving students journal their experiences and use them as organic teaching points may increase students' L2 abilities.

Code switchingAllowing students to use their first language to communicate in the classroom may increase students' cognitive development.

Miscommunication and Code Switching: From Taboo Practices to Teachable Moments


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