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20201016T0830 20201016T0920 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh KEYNOTE SPEECH: Enhancing English Teaching by Optimizing the Use of Vietnamese in K-12 Classrooms Using Action Research

Potential benefits of teachers using principled, strategic use of Vietnamese in K-12 English classrooms in Vietnam include enhanced student learning, improved motivation, and positive identity formation. Translanguaging pedagogies acknowledge and draw upon the full language repertoire of students to improve learning and support social justice goals that value students' identity. While maximizing exposure to English is still an important goal in ELT, a parallel goal is to optimize the strategic use of L1. How do we raise teachers' "language awareness" of their use of L1 in the classroom to be more strategically applied through robust reasoning? After defining and providing a brief rationale for translanguaging (the "what" and "why"), the presenter will discuss how action research can be used to explore effective ways (the "how and when") of translanguaging. Action research is the process of systematically collecting and analyzing data in multiple cycles to respond to a particular question. It puts teachers at the center of the inquiry as an active agent in the process of discovering and applying new ways of teaching and learning to better meet the needs of their students. Action research is an ideal tool to empower Vietnamese teachers to move beyond being "teaching machines" to use "adaptive expertise" to transform teaching (ETCF Users' Guide, p. 8). This session will outline ways teachers can avoid too little, too much, and the unexamined use of L1, exploring the question "How does my use of Vietnamese in my English class impact my students' learning and identity formation?"

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Potential benefits of teachers using principled, strategic use of Vietnamese in K-12 English classrooms in Vietnam include enhanced student learning, improved motivation, and positive identity formation. Translanguaging pedagogies acknowledge and draw upon the full language repertoire of students to improve learning and support social justice goals that value students' identity. While maximizing exposure to English is still an important goal in ELT, a parallel goal is to optimize the strategic use of L1. How do we raise teachers' "language awareness" of their use of L1 in the classroom to be more strategically applied through robust reasoning? After defining and providing a brief rationale for translanguaging (the "what" and "why"), the presenter will discuss how action research can be used to explore effective ways (the "how and when") of translanguaging. Action research is the process of systematically collecting and analyzing data in multiple cycles to respond to a particular question. It puts teachers at the center of the inquiry as an active agent in the process of discovering and applying new ways of teaching and learning to better meet the needs of their students. Action research is an ideal tool to empower Vietnamese teachers to move beyond being "teaching machines" to use "adaptive expertise" to transform teaching (ETCF Users' Guide, p. 8). This session will outline ways teachers can avoid too little, too much, and the unexamined use of L1, exploring the question "How does my use of Vietnamese in my English class impact my students' learning and identity formation?"

Azusa Pacific University
Professor, Interim Associate Dean
Mr. Ngoc Tung Vu
University at Albany, SUNY
Mrs. Huong Nguyen
University of Languages and International Studies, VNU Hanoi
Vice-Head, Department of General Administration
Savannakhet University
English teacher (academic staff)
Korea University
Student
Ms. Ha Tran
Van Lang University
English Lecturer
Savannakhet Teacher Training College, Savannakhet Province, Laos
An English teacher
Hanoi University of Industry
lecturer
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Ms. Van Lethank you for your presentation
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Mr. Jerrold FrankGreat presentation!
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Prof. James RushThank you for your time.
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Ms. Ha TranWhat are the difficulties in using TL in teaching E? And what are the suggested solutions?
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Dr. Mary Wong The challenges are there are so many ways to do it, The solution is to try it out and see what works for you.
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Mrs. Huong NguyenPlease leave your question(s) here for the speaker to answer.
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Ms. Bui Thi LienGood morning educators!
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Ms. Van Le Hello my friend
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Ms. Phuong NguyenThe topic is really interesting. Thanks for sharing
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Mr. Dara HengHello from Cambodia
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Ms. Van NguyenOh gosh, I love your presentation style.
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Mr. Jerrold FrankGreat to see you Dr. Wong!
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Dr. Mary Wong Yes! nice hearing from you.
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Ms. Trinh Bui Very informative, thank a bunch
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Mr. Haly KannGood morning from Cambodia
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Mrs. Cheryl MatalaGood morning from Philippines!
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Mrs. Thu DinhGood morning Professor Mary Wong, Ms Huong Nguyen, Mr. Tung Vu and all other attendees.
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