Beyond Cognates: Promoting Metalinguistic Awareness in Emergent Spanish Bilinguals

9:30 - 11:15am EDT

Hilton Baltimore - Carroll Room

Presented at: TESOL 2016

Participants will explore how to foster the development of academic language in emergent bilinguals by building metalinguistic awareness to promote cross-linguistic transfer. Presenters will describe linguistic similarities and differences between English and Spanish and guide participants through classroom activities that assist language learners in making connections beyond cognates.