Developing English speaking skills through written translation


  • Lela Bolkvadze Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University


bilingualism, translation, automaticity, fluency, cognition


The article deals with problems of acquiring English speaking skills by adult learners and represents an attempt to determine the influence of written speech on the development of oral speech and define the role of translation in this process, based on which some new approaches can be formed both for teaching as well as learning processes to promote independence. In addressing these issues, the article focuses on issues of language learning, teaching, developing fluency through written translation and delves into the roots of the term bilingualism to come to satisfactory solutions.The aim of this article is to present the two facets of using translation for educational purposes and try to demystify the way teachers and learners should follow. The scholarly references I cite in this article span quite a long period because the problem has a long history, not yet solved, and some older perspectives are just beginning to reappear in a new light.



How to Cite

Bolkvadze, L. (2023). Developing English speaking skills through written translation. International Journal of Multilingual Education, (19), 232–236. Retrieved from