About the Series

Our Speaker Series is an initiative that aims to bridge the gap between research and practice, particularly in language education. The interdisciplinary nature of educational research is a strong foundation for organizing lectures that address knowledge gaps identified in society. Some key questions we aim to address are: How can we improve language learning and teaching in Canada and beyond? What are the relevant issues of social justice in language education? What does it mean to decolonize language education and what can teachers do in their classroom? What are the potential benefits and challenges of plurilingual and multilingual education? What initiatives have been taken to improve the learning of Indigenous languages? These and other questions drive the lectures of our series.

We invite engaging speakers who are experts in one of the areas above and who can present results of research with insights of what can be done to improve society. The talks are typically 40 minutes long followed by a 20-minute discussion, and they are open to students, faculty and the external community, free of charge.

The series is hosted at Concordia University’s Department of Education and is open to the public. Promotion of the event is done via Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), the Plurilingual Lab website, and the department’s website. After each event, a video recording of the presentation is made available online. Photography and video taken during the event may be used for communication and promotional purposes.

Contact us at plurilinguallab@gmail.com

1610 Rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Room FG. 6.437

Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8 Canada