Participants

Project Coordination

Heltai, János Imre
Senior lecturer at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Department of Hungarian Linguistics. His research areas include translanguaging and superdiversity in rural-peripheral Eastern-European contexts. Since 2016, János coordinates (with Kerekes-Lévai, Erika) the project „Translanguaging Classroom Communication and Effective Learning Organisation in Tiszavasvári”, understood as the most important antecedent of the current project.
heltai.janos@kre.hu

Participants in Alphabethical Order

Bárdi, Árpád
Senior lecturer and head of department at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Faculty of Education, Department for Mathematics and Nature Studies. His research area includes issues of learning activities performed in out of school domains and methodology of environmental education. In the project, he is interested in methodologies of teaching nature studies with a translanguaging stance and in issues of school activities based on direct experience.
bardi.arpad@kre.hu

Bodai-Puskás, Erika
Teacher at Magiszter Elementary school (Arts). She is member of the local team developing and testing good translanguaging practices for everyday schoolwork with bilingual Roma students.

Demeter-Berencsi, Tünde
Teacher at Magiszter Elementary School (History, French and Ethics). She takes the opportunity to deal with translanguaging in her everyday classroom projects and participates in creating and testing good translanguaging practices for the project. She is in charge of quality controlling for project documents produced at Magiszter Elementary School.

Jakonen, Teppo
Works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Language and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. His research explores social interaction in different kinds of language teaching and learning environments. In this project, Jakonen contributes to the theoretical and methodological development of translanguaging pedagogies.
teppo.jakonen@jyu.fi

Jani-Demetriou, Bernadett
Phd student at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Doctoral School of Linguistics. Her research interests include how language and education interfere, and how linguistic diversity and speakers’ multivoicedness are present in various educational environments. Member of the project „Translanguaging Classroom Communication and Effective Learning Organisation in Tiszavasvári”.
jani.bernadett@gmail.com

Kerekes-Lévai, Erika
Head of Magiszter Primary School, Tiszavasvári. Joint planning and leadership of the project „Translanguaging Classroom Communication and Effective Learning Organisation in Tiszavasvári” (with Heltai, János Imre). Excited for translingual pedagogical orientation, she is organising and leading translanguaging workshops for teaching staff and constantly shaping translanguaging with bilingual Roma students by giving translanguaging lessons.
kerlevis2@gmail.com

Kozmács, István
Senior lecturer at the University Constantine the Philosopher, in Nitra, Slovak Republic. His research interests include Uralic languages (Udmurt), bilingualism, minority education and linguistic rights in education. He contributes to the research on the relationships between minority identity and linguistic rights. He is member of the Finnish Literature Society (Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, Helsinki) and the Finno-Ugrian Society (Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, Helsinki)
ikozmacs@ukf.sk
Köves, Gabriella
She is Professor at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Faculty of Education. Her specialty is mainly mathematics and the methodology of teaching mathematics. In the framework of the project she also deals with the methodological possibilities of teaching mathematics with a translanguaging stance.
koves.gabriella@kre.hu

Laihonen, Petteri
He serves as an Academy Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Language Studies of the University of Jyväskylä. His research deals with language ideologies and language policy in multilingual contexts including Eastern Europe. It has impact on the life of research participants and investigated communities and institutions. Laihonen contributes to the theoretical and methodological development of translanguaging pedagogies.
petteri.laihonen@jyu.fi

Lóthi, Blanka
She is headteacher of the Jedlik Ányos Elementary School in Szimő, Slovakia (grade school teacher, special education teacher). She is contact person of the local project team, coordinating translanguaging activities at her school and looking for opportunities of translanguaging classroom moments her school, visited mainly but not exclusively from bilingual Roma students.
lothi.blanka@gmail.com

Majzik-Lichtenberger, Krisztina
Assistant lecturer, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Teacher Training Centre. She is in charge of the methodological support of the project, giving reflections from a supervision approach. Her research areas include mental health, support of teachers’ characters.
lichtenberger.krisztina@kre.hu

Molnár, Zsuzsanna
She is teacher of the Jedlik Ányos Elementary School in Szimő, Slovakia (grade school teacher, special education teacher. She is a member of the team developing and testing good translanguaging practices for everyday schoolwork with bilingual Roma students.

Oláh, Magdolna
She is teacher at the Jedlik Ányos Elementary School in Szimő, Slovakia (grade school teacher). She is a member of the local team developing and testing good translanguaging practices for everyday schoolwork with bilingual Roma students.
Szabó, Tamás Péter
Senior Researcher in Multilingualism and Adjunct Professor in Linguistic Landscape Studies, Scientific Manager for FORTHEM Lab Actions (challenge-based multidisciplinary expert networks), University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Leading the Jyväskylä team of the project, doing research on multilingual learning environments and translanguaging, co-organizing accompanying seminar for the project, co-organizing intensive week, publishing. 
tamas.p.szabo@jyu.fi

Tarsoly, Eszter
She is Senior Teaching Fellow at University College London, teaching, and co-ordinating courses in East European languages, translation, language contact, and minority- and endangered-language pedagogies. She served as academic editor of the area studies journal Central Europe for three years. Her research is on the cross-linguistic diversity of attitudes towards language, exploring also the way standard-language ideologies underpin approaches to language pedagogy. She received a UCL Education Award in 2018 for her use of creative projects and ethnography in teaching languages and linguistics.
e.tarsoly@ucl.ac.uk
Tündik, Zita
Primary teacher at Magiszter Elementary School, leading member and contact person of the local team developing and testing translanguaging practices.

Vančo, Ildikó
Docent of Hungarian language in the Institute of Hungarian linguistics and literature sciences at the University Constantine the Philosopher, in Nitra, Slovak Republic. Her research interests include bilingualism, minority education and linguistic rights in education. She contributes to the research on the relationship of minority identity and language and linguistic rights. She is member of Termini, an international linguistics organization of Hungarian linguists, and vice-chairman of Hungarian Academic Council of Slovakia.
ivanco@ukf.hu