‘A pencil for your thoughts’: Uncovering learners’ multilingual experiences using visual mapping

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentationAcademic


Many learners in our classroom speak a different language outside school to the language used at school. This means that they have substantial experience in multilingual communication, and that they have developed a plethora of multilingual competencies already. What are these competencies, and how can we build on these in our CLIL classrooms? In this workshop, we will introduce you to a visual methodology, language mapping, as a way of uncovering learners’
multilingual experiences. Language mapping is a technique that helps learners uncover their own lived multilingual experiences and to represent and talk about these using their own words and descriptions. The workshop is relevant to all teachers interested in learning more about their learners’ multilingual backgrounds. We will show you how and why language mapping works and how to
integrate this exercise in a lesson. Of course, you will try your hand at creating your own language map!
Period8 Jul 2022
Event titleWorld CLIL 2022: Sharing Classrooms Sharing Worlds
Event typeConference
LocationThe Hague, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational