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Translanguaging and Ubuntu in the 21st Century: Charting new frontiers for multilingual education

When: Tuesday, 09 May 2017 - Tuesday, 09 May 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Senate Room, 2nd floor, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:18:00
Enquiries:

Rechelle.Tsunke@wits.ac.za /(011) 717-1193

The inaugural lecture of Professor Leketi Makalela will shed light on the above topic.

Makalela is the Head of the Division of Languages, Literacies and Literature at the Wits School of Education. In this lecture, Prof. Makalela will question both monolingual and epistemic biases enshrined in the doctrine of one language-one- classroom. Using translanguaging as a cultural competence of multilingual students, he will argue for strategic use of more than one language (input-output exchange) as a transformative and decolonising pedagogy.

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