Translation as a Generative Construct for Lesson Ideas

Language brokering, a “practice engaged in by many immigrant youth who interpret and translate oral and written language for others” (often their parents or guardians), is a practice often found in many immigrant communities including those from Latin America and the Caribbean. UCLA Center X has a teaching resource focusing on language brokering that includes introductory activities, connecting language brokering to academic literacies, and additional resources. Find the whole collection here. Dr. Marjorie Faulstich Orellana, leader of the group that developed the UCLA resource, has a list of publications (including her own) related to the subject for further reading found here. The University of Texas at Austin also has a podcast from 2017 focusing on the subject, looking at the effects of these responsibilities on children. Find that here.