Guest lecture: Code-switching: a pedagogical resource

Guest lecture: Code-switching: a pedagogical resource

CALS, Centre for Applied Language Studies and the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics are pleased to announce a guest lecture by Professor Antoinette Camilleri Grima, University of Malta

Wednesday, 23 September, 12-1pm: Code-switching: a pedagogical resource, Venue: CSG-025 (Computer Sciences Building)

Until a few years ago it was axiomatic to use only the target language in class. However, research has shown that the use of the L1 can be beneficial to language learning in the classroom.


Antoinette Camilleri Grima graduated B.Ed. (Hons.) from the University of Malta, and M.Sc. in Applied Linguistics and Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. She has taught and researched the area of applied linguistics with special reference to the teaching of Maltese as L1, and as a foreign language. She has edited and authored books and chapters in books about the teaching of Maltese, taught Maltese in Brussels to EU translators, and produced/authored two radio series teaching Maltese as a foreign language.

She contributed to the international programme of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe by co-ordinating projects dealing with Intercultural Competence, and edited, co-edited and authored a number of ECML publications. She worked as part of an international team which produced a 'Framework of reference for pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures', which appears as a publication entitled 'Across Languages and Cultures'.

Prof Camilleri Grima has researched and published widely in the area of bilingualism in education.

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