A TiLT Webinar with Eneida Garcia Villanueva


Thanks so much to the Translanguaging team for this great webinar sharing their inspiring experience of creating a virtual multilingual performance.  In the glorious finale, you get to see young people truly enjoying language.  What a satisfying way to spend a Saturday afternoon!





(When, eventually, Sonja opened her eyes …!)

Key links:

Collections: https://figshare.com/collections/All_the_World_is_Our_Stage_primary_pupils_never_lost_in_translanguaging/4520597

Webinar series: https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/all-world-our-stage-webinar-series

View and download resources: Garcia Villanueva, Eneida (2019): All the World is Our Stage: primary pupils never lost in translanguaging. figshare. Collection. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.4520597.v3


ALL London organises webinars for the MFL community and this webinar, held in a Zoom room and also viewable on an unlisted YouTube stream, is open to all MFL teachers.  We hope that you will like us and want to join!

We thank Joe Dale for co-ordinating  the TiLT (Technology in Language Teaching)  series of webinars, bringing together teachers who are interested in  developing their use of technology in their teaching.  As well as  enhancing our skills, we also get to meet other ‘keenies’  from across the globe, and can get to know each other informally by chatting before, during and after the webinar.

We also thank the presenters, who give freely of their time and expertise.  Where possible, most sessions are recorded and available for viewing later.


“All the World is Our Stage: primary pupils never lost in translanguaging” celebrates language learning, linguistic diversity and multilingualism. Acknowledging that embedding in the curriculum all the languages that our pupils speak is not feasible, this learning and teaching journey is defined by pupils taking central stage and creating their own multilingual performance. Following a successful delivery as a pilot with three performances in 2018 and 2019, a larger scale roll-out of the project was expected during Languages Week Scotland 2021.

Rapidly adapting to lockdown rules, our decision to transfer the project to virtual world was made. MS Teams has facilitated digital collaboration – from the completion of the preparation activities reflecting on language and identity, to our ongoing pupil-led collaborative work. We keep a flexible approach as restrictions are tightened/eased, and have plans to stream our multilingual performance very soon. Join us for ideas to create your own performance and how it can be pivoted successfully online.

Webinar takeaways:

  • explore creative ways of language learning through singing and performance
  • raise awareness about multilingualism and improve pupil linguistic awareness
  • support teacher practice
  • create spaces for home languages to be used in the classroom
  •  strengthen home–school links with minority language communities

Teachers’ pack is free to download and adapted to the needs of your pupils.


Eneida Garcia Villanueva is an applied linguist who has a lifelong passion for teaching and experience in Spain, the Czech Republic, England and Scotland. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Chartered Linguist, and registered with the GTCS for secondary Spanish and ESOL. Formerly an Associate Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education, she received early career research funding from the AHRC-OWRI Creative Multilingualism project to successfully test translanguaging as a fit pedagogy for creative language learning. Eneida delivers GTCS-accredited teacher training in Scotland, and abroad under the auspices of Erasmus+.

Her interests lie in sociolinguistics, Hispanic studies and educational research. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Glasgow where she investigates Family Language Policy and Child Language Brokering.

You can find her on Twitter @EneidaLinguist and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/eneidalinguist/

Zoe Gordon is the 1+2 Development Officer for West Lothian. A Primary School Teacher with a passion for all things “languages”. Zoe spent a year pre-university as an Au-Pair in Paris and it was here that she developed her fluency and love of French. After completing a BA Hons in Languages (French and Spanish) with Export Studies, Zoe spent almost 20 years working in Financial Services. A career that started in Bankers Trust, with a need to support a French speaking client and progressed through companies like Deutsche Bank, State Street, Morgan Stanley, and ended in BNP Paribas as Head of Treasury for Middle Office. Zoe then decided to pursue a new career and did her PGDE in Primary Education. Post Probation Zoe took on the role of 1+2 Lead Learner within Springfield Primary school and in 2019 joined the 1+2 Development Team. This past year Zoe has been the 1+2 DO for West Lothian, responsible for supporting our 67 Primary and 11 Secondary schools with ensuring they are meeting the 1+2 commitment. Keen to continue her own language development, Zoe attended an Erasmus course in Malaga in 2018 and is currently studying the OU TELT Follow-on Spanish course.

Arnault Kasa completed a Bachelor of Arts in Education with Modern Languages at the University of the West of Scotland. Born in DR Congo, he speaks French, English, Lingala and Czech. For the past two years, he has been working at St Patrick’s PS, Lochgelly South Ps and Cowdenbeath PS. Arnault teaches a P3 class and NCCT for P7, P6 and P5 class teachers. He is a competent and proficient user of Microsoft Office.  He is a language enthusiast devoted to close the attainment gap and meeting the needs of all learners. A lover of languages and committed to share his passion with other professionals as well as keen and aspiring language learners, he also leads a Digital Pen Pal initiative with Hellenic Primary in Zimbabwe, and plays football for Linlithgow Rose FC in the East of Scotland league. Arnault has researched the impact of feedback on pupils’ attainment in numeracy, as well as teachers’ attitudes towards Modern Languages and the impact on the implementation of the 1+2 Language Policy. He is currently working on this translanguaging project with a P4 class at Cowdentbeath.


Don’t forget to join ALL or renew your membership to ensure you have access to all the great member benefits!  https://www.all-languages.org.uk/join/


Joe Dale generously organises these webinars for us ‘for free’.  He makes a paid living by supporting teachers.  To find out what he can offer, please contact him. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LmIkLZdT3YVpvsG4I8o6gUcahtvPBE1mQEmKI0lt7T8/edit?usp=sharing



00:16:02 Joe Dale: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LmIkLZdT3YVpvsG4I8o6gUcahtvPBE1mQEmKI0lt7T8/edit?usp=sharing
00:16:58 Anna Grainger: Hello everyone. I am a member – definitely join, it’s the best CPD!
00:17:03 Rosa Gonzales S.: That’s great to be a member of ALL!
00:17:14 Spasova Aleksandrina: I would like to join, please=
00:17:20 Pilar Navarro: I’m a member too
00:18:41 Anna Grainger: @spasova https://www.all-languages.org.uk/join/ all details are here
00:19:46 Anna Grainger: Joe really does know everything!
00:19:56 Sonja Fedrizzi: I second that 🙂
00:20:17 Paola: yes we can
00:22:31 Anna Grainger: We need that scheme in England too
00:26:11 Anna Grainger: This is so important to celebrate home languages. A big part of our vision in Coventry.
00:30:16 Joe Dale: Very cool
00:30:20 Helen Myers: Wow – what a range!
00:37:38 Joe Dale: Here is the link https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.4520597
00:38:34 Joe Dale: Here is another link https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/all-world-our-stage-webinar-series
00:42:31 Helen Myers: Delightful! Live music!
00:43:14 Helen Myers: Music is such a great way to start. Love it!
00:46:24 Sonja Fedrizzi: That’s very moving.
00:46:39 Helen Myers: Yes, Sonja
00:47:31 Karina Rattray: That’s great for giving them a platform for them to use their home languages in school!
00:48:10 Anna Grainger: So many of my children don’t like to admit that they speak another language at home. It is so sad. I also hear teachers tell parents that they should be speaking English at home in order to improve their child’s English. So so sad.
00:48:44 Joe Dale: @Anna – I’m sure you are finding this project really inspiring 🙂
00:49:06 Anna Grainger: Absolutely Joe. Hoping to get a few ideas 🙂
00:49:16 Spasova Aleksandrina: Q: I would like to join but I am unable to checkout without a PO Number. How Can I obtain one?
00:50:09 Joe Dale: Hi Spasova, can you clarify what you mean?
00:50:55 Helen Myers: Aleksandrina – if you send me your email in direct message, I will put you in touch with ALL and we can sort it out!
00:51:20 Helen Myers: It would be great to have you in our association!
00:52:55 Joe Dale: Thank you for clarifying Helen.
00:53:15 Joe Dale: This is really inspiring!
00:53:54 Anna Grainger: What a great way to get parents and the wider community involved too.
00:54:01 Sonja Fedrizzi: I agree
00:56:16 Anna Grainger: So important to make these children an ‘expert’ in something, especially when they feel they are always playing catch-up in their second language (English)
00:56:37 Rosa Gonzales S.: Eneida, that’s wonderful to use children own mother language. They feel good and proud It is a good way to show it and to motivate other families too!
00:57:30 Helen Myers: Yes – this is all so positive to everyone involved .. you can see Zoe and Arnaut’s excitement – let alone the pupils!
00:57:49 Joe Dale: Absolutely!
00:58:33 Sonja Fedrizzi: Your students are soo lucky 🙂
01:00:39 Helen Myers: This method is exactly the same method my Italian teacher used on adults in my Second Life … gathered our ideas – wrote the script for us to learn – really successful!
01:01:37 Helen Myers: Children have great imagination / sense of randomness and can be frustrated if they do not have the language
01:01:49 Helen Myers: !!!!!
01:02:50 Helen Myers: What a fantastic story this is
01:03:00 Helen Myers: Fantastico!
01:03:04 Joe Dale: Yes, loving it
01:03:31 Joe Dale: Any questions?
01:03:32 Sonja Fedrizzi: I cannot believe it did not know about this wonderful project. Wow.
01:05:03 Diana: Fantastic project, congratulations!
01:05:27 Helen Myers: Absolutely delightful!
01:06:19 Sonja Fedrizzi: I love this
01:07:24 Helen Myers: Love the modulation to the minor key there!
01:07:43 Diana: Q1: Since there are so many languages, could you tell us a little bit about how you went about assessment?
01:08:10 Joe Dale: Thank you Diana
01:09:46 Joe Dale: Yes
01:09:47 Karina Rattray: Yes!
01:09:48 Florence Barats: yes
01:09:51 Rosa Gonzales S.: yes
01:09:51 Paola: yes
01:09:52 Andrew Wilson: yes
01:12:42 Sonja Fedrizzi: Thank you!!!
01:12:45 Sonja Fedrizzi: We loved it
01:12:51 Helen Myers: Brilliant!
01:12:52 Diana: Fantastic!
01:13:06 Florence Barats: Thank you so much, I am sure this could be transferred to secondary schools!
01:13:07 Paola: It was really interesting and inspiring. Thank you. I
01:13:08 Karina Rattray: Loved it! Looks so exciting to carry out in schools
01:13:16 Sonja Fedrizzi: I love your enthusiasm
01:13:20 Sonja Fedrizzi: Very inspirational
01:13:21 Spasova Aleksandrina: Fantastic. I loved it.
01:13:23 Anna Grainger: Thank you very much.
01:13:34 Pilar Navarro: Thank you for sharing all you’re doing
01:13:43 M GF: Thank you:)
01:13:48 Karina Rattray: Q. For schools that are very monolingual, how could this be carried out?
01:13:56 Diana: Thank you so very much for answering that question too! 🙂
01:14:20 Sonja Fedrizzi: That’s a great tip
01:15:05 Karina Rattray: That makes it even more exciting – thank you!
01:15:12 Klaudia: Wonderful…I work at an International School and wonder now why we’ve never made use of the many languages
01:15:27 Diana: Thanks again, congratulations to the three of you, and to students and families!
01:15:39 Sonja Fedrizzi: Absolutely!
01:16:44 Sonja Fedrizzi: Thank you
01:16:53 Rosa Gonzales S.: Thank you for today!
01:18:18 Florence Barats: Thank you again, have a lovely week end.
01:20:21 Pilar Navarro: Thank you! Have a lovely Easter weekend.
01:20:33 Sonja Fedrizzi: I must share the video of the TILT with other colleagues here in Scotland