Last Sunday was International Mother Language Day. I had the pleasure of joining a multinational and multilingual group of speakers at a British Council Facebook live event. We talked about the use of L1 in the classroom and shared ideas for translation activities.

The other 3 speakers were:

Emma Meade Flynn from Dublin TEFL,

Riccardo Chiappini, Linguistic Mediation Consultant.

Girish Mulani, Co-founder of UnboxEng.

The discussion was facilitated by Marcus James, social media manager of @TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil.

You can watch the recording here.

You can also download the handout with the all the activities shared. Procedures, comments and references included.