In episode 132, Stacey interviews Arabic teacher and researcher Dr. Emma Trentman about language ideologies and how they play out in the classroom. Emma discusses how teachers might move away from practices that reinforce monolingual ideologies and towards multilingual ideologies such as translanguaging.
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Emma Trentman is Associate Professor of Arabic at the University of New Mexico. She is an Applied Linguist whose research focuses on language and intercultural learning during study abroad, virtual exchange, and in the language classroom. She is particularly interested in multilingual approaches to language learning. Her research has appeared in various journals and edited collections including The Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, The L2 Journal, Study Abroad Research, and System. She teaches all levels of Arabic at the University of New Mexico and has been program director of the UNM Arabic STARTALK Student Program since 2016.
You can reach out to Emma on Twitter @emmatrentman or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Johnson, S.M. (Producer/Interviewer). (2020). We Teach Languages Episode 132: Language Ideologies and Translanguaging with Emma Trentman [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from