The Language and Literacies Education Graduate Program (formerly the Second Language Education) links with research and resources in the Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies, where most of the LLE faculty are located. It is one of three graduate programs in Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. The LLE program offers three graduate degrees: M.Ed., M.A., and Ph.D. The scope of the program encompasses the following within applied linguistics and literacies studies:
- The learning,teaching, and use of first and additional (nonnative) languages in diverse settings
- Curriculum, instruction, and assessment related to the development of first and additional language and K-12 literacy skills
- The development of bilingual, multilingual, and translinguistic abilities
- Language and literacy education policies and planning
- Pedagogy oriented towards multiliteracies development, including early literacy and adolescent reading, writing and oral language development, and children’s literature across the curriculum
- Social justice issues related to plurilingualism and cultural and linguistic diversity
- Pedagogical implications of the fact that language and literacy are infused into all aspects of learning in contexts characterized by linguistic diversity.