The Most Important Challenges Of Translanguaging In The 21st Century

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The ever-evolving world contribute learners, educators, school administrators, scholars and everyone involved in education; to face a series of challenges during the 21st century. Certain factors such as immigration, the pursuit of job and education abroad, technology, and globalization have provoke bilingualism and biliteracy to become two of the most important challenges for the new millennium. Nowadays, there are more people on the world becoming bilingual than monolingual. Hence, bilingualism is worth studying than monolingualism. Besides, it enhances the understanding of human language faculty (Myers-Scotton, 2006). Since languaging consists of a simultaneous process of continuous becoming of ourselves and of our language practices, as individuals interact and make meaning on the world (Canagarajah, 2001; García & Li Wei, 2014), the way people speak indicates who they are. Language is part of a social process which is being constructed and reconstructed between humans and their environments. Consequently, equity among languages and those who speak them should be pursued in both educational and social settings. Translanguaging has become a popular language practice in recent years. It enables to go beyond traditional academic disciplines and conventional structures which perceive language as structuralist-only, mentalist-only or social-only. Instead, it encourages gaining new understandings of human relations and generating social structures. It allows speakers

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