Dr Bryn Jones

Dr Bryn Jones
Research Fellow 
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Bryn Jones graduated in 1982 with a BA (Hons) in Welsh at University of Wales, Bangor. He served as a primary school teacher at Ysgol Llanfawr, Holyhead (1983-1989) and as Deputy Headteacher at Ysgol y Gelli, Caernarfon (1989-1995). He served as a Lecturer in Primary Education (Science) at the School of Education, Bangor University (1995-2018). He is currently employed as a Research Fellow at the School of Education and Human Development, Bangor University.

Research interests

He has served as a Research Officer (2007-2012) at the Centre for Research on Bilingualism at Bangor University, https://www.bangor.ac.uk/bilingualism/

His principal research interests include bilingualism, bilingual education, and teacher training for bilingualism and multilingualism. The focus of his current research work is on language allocation of Welsh and English in the context of teaching and learning in bilingual primary and secondary classes.

He was awarded a PhD by Published Works in 2017.


Jones, B. (2017). Translanguaging in Bilingual Schools in Wales. Journal of Language, Identity and Education, 16(4), 211-227.

Jones, B., & Lewis, W.G. (2014). Language Arrangements within Bilingual Education. In Thomas, E.M & Mennen, I. (eds.), Advances in the Study of Bilingualism (pp. 143-172). Bristol: Multilingual Matters. http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781783091706

Lewis, W.G., Jones, B., & Baker, C. (2013). 100 Bilingual Lessons: Distributing two languages in classrooms. In Abello-Contesse, C., Chandler, P. M., López-Jiménez, M. D., & Chacón-Beltrán, R, (eds.), Bilingual and Multilingual Education in the 21st Century (pp. 107-135). Bristol: Multilingual Matters. http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781783090693

Lewis, W.G., Jones, B., & Baker, C. (2012). Translanguaging: origins and development from school to street and beyond. Educational Research and Evaluation,
18 (7), 641-654.

Lewis, W.G., Jones, B., & Baker, C. (2012). Translanguaging: developing its conceptualisation and contextualisation. Educational Research and Evaluation, 18 (7), 655-670.
Jones, B. (2010). Amrywiaeth Caleidosgopig: addysg ddwyieithog yng Nghymru heddiw. Gwerddon, Rhifyn 5, Ionawr 2010, tt.9-26. http://www.gwerddon.org/en/media/main/gwerddon/rhifynnau/erthyglau/Rhifyn5_e1.pdf.

Book Review: MacCaluim, A. (2007) ‘Reversing Language Shift: The Social Identity and Role of Scottish Gaelic Learners’. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Volume 13, Issue 1.

Successful Research Grants

2015 Cwmni Iaith and Bangor University: ‘Welsh-medium education for learners aged 3-16.’ (Jones, Thomas & Williams, £10,980)

2015 Gweriniaith and Bangor University: ‘Developing systems and strategies to measure the use of Welsh in education for the Post-16 Education Consortium Gwynedd and Anglesey.’ (Thomas, Jones, Young & Williams,

Conference Presentations and Attendances


Oral Presentation: 'Translanguaging in bilingual schools in Wales'. Welsh in Education and Bilingualism Conference. Parc Menai, Bangor, 9 November, 2018.


Oral Presentation: 'Translanguaging in bilingual schools in Wales', Colloquia: Exploring teachers’ pedagogical experiences and perspectives of facilitating cross-lingual connections in instruction. 11th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB11). Limerick, 11-15 June 2017.


Research Seminar: 'Translanguaging in education: perspectives from Wales’. University of Strathclyde, 13 May 2016.

Oral Presentation: ‘Translanguaging in bilingual schools in Wales.’ AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics), Orlando, Florida. 9-12 April, 2016.

Round table discussion: ‘Translanguaging in the Bilingual Classroom.’ International Conference on Bilingualism in Education. Bangor University. 11-12 June, 2016.


Workshop: ‘Bilingualism’. Research in Education for Teachers Conference. Bangor University, 7 November, 2015.
Bilingualism Seminar Series: ‘Translanguaging in bilingual schools in Wales.’ Bangor University, 4 June 2015.

Oral Presentation: ‘Translanguaging: from the little acorn a mighty oak grows.’ Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden. 20-22 April, 2015.

Oral Presentation: ‘Bilingual Education in Wales.’ Stenden University, Leeuwarden, Netherlands. 18-21 February, 2015.


Research Seminar: ‘Diversities: languages, homes, communities and classrooms.’ Leeds University, 19 May 2014.


Oral Presentation: ‘Bilingual Education in the 21st century: the Welsh experience’. International Symposium: ‘Multilingualism, Identity, Education, Asian and European Perspectives’. Université du Luxembourg, 4 & 5 November, 2013.

Oral Presentation: 'Bilingual Education in Wales', Bangor University, 20 June, 2013. Click here.

Symposium: 'Beyond the Classroom-the future of Language Planning'. Bangor University, 8 March, 2013.


Oral Presentation: 'Bilingual Education in Schools in Wales', Cardiff, 27 March 2012. Click here.

Oral Presentation: 'Bilingual Education in Schools in Wales', Bangor, 29 March 2012.

Conference: 'Bilingual and Multilingual Interaction'. Bangor University, 30 March-1 April 2012.


ESRC Seminar Series: ’Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners-Research and Perspectives’. University of Strathclyde, 23 February 2011.

Oral presentation: ‘How do teachers in Wales use two languages in the classroom?’ ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism Open Day, Bangor University, 5 March 2011.

Poster Presentation: 'Kaleidoscopic variety: Bilingual Education in Wales Today', 8th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB8). Oslo, 15-18 June 2011. Click here.


Workshop: 'Psychology of Bilingualism', Bangor University, 14 January 2010.

Symposium: ‘Funds of Knowledge’, Bangor University, 31 March 2010.

Oral Presentation: 'Bilingual Education in Wales: The Role of Research', Cardiff, 19 April 2010.

Conference: 'Language Planning In Wales and Beyond’, School of Social Sciences, Bangor University. 11 June 2010.

Oral Presentation: 'Education beyond Boundaries: Bilingual Education in Schools in Wales', British Education Studies Association Annual Conference, Bangor University, 1-2 July 2010. Click here.

Oral Presentation: 'Research into Bilingual Education in Schools in Wales', Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera, 24 June 2010. Past Events.

Workshop: ‘Assessment of Bilinguals’. Gregynog, 27-30 July 2010.


Welsh Centre for Language Planning Conference: ‘Bilingual Teaching and Learning for a Contemporary Wales’. Llandrindod, 30 April, 2009.

Poster Presentation: 'Aspects of Current Research into Bilingual Education in Wales: Language Allocation in Bilingual Primary and Secondary Schools', Language Policy and Language Learning: New Paradigms and New Challenges. University of Limerick, 18-20 June, 2009. Click here.

Oral Presentation: 'Aspects of Bilingual Education in Wales Today' (with W G Lewis). Gwynedd and Isle of Anglesey Secondary Schools Bilingualism Conference. Plas Menai, Caernarfon, 6 July, 2009.

Welsh Medium Education Strategy Consultation, Parc Menai, Bangor, 10 July, 2009.

Oral Presentation: 'Bilingual Education in Wales: the allocation of two languages for teaching and learning', European Conference on Educational Research. Vienna, 26-30 September, 2009. Click here.

Centre for Welsh Medium Higher Education National Conference: ‘Skills in Welsh’. Cardiff, 6 October, 2009.

CAER (The Education Society of the European Regions) – project launch: 'Bilingual Management in Education'. Caernarfon, 23 October 2009.


Welsh Education Research Network (WERN): 'Developing Celtic Capacity in Education Research'. University of Ulster, 9-10 June, 2008.
International Conference: 'Models of Interaction in Bilinguals'. Bangor, 24 - 26 October, 2008.


Poster Presentation: 'Research Project on Bilingual Education in Wales'. ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism. Bangor, 16 November, 2007. Click here.

Seminar Presentations

'Teaching and Learning in Bilingual Situations' (with W Gwyn Lewis & Hunydd Andrews). School of Education, Bangor University, 12 May 2009.

Kaleidoscopic Variety: 'Aspects of Current Research into Bilingual Education in Wales' (with Dr W G Lewis). ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism. Bangor University, 22 June, 2009.

‘Ymchwil Addysg Ddwyieithog yn Ysgolion Cymru’, Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University, 21 October, 2011.

Public presentation: ‘Addysg Gymraeg: Addysg Wledig-Pa Ddyfodol?’ Memorial Hall, Penygroes, 11 November, 2011.

Summer School in Bilingualism (2012): ‘The Allocation of Two Languages in a Bilingual Classroom’, Bangor University

Research Seminar

'Translanguaging in education: perspectives from Wales’. University of Strathclyde, 13 May 2016. Click Here