The Centre for Educational Research in Languages and Literacies (CERLL) is proud to share that the second annual Symposium of Southern Ontario Universities on New Perspectives in Language Education was held successfully in the summer.
On June 11-12, 2021, more than 150 participants from all over the world attended and took part in over 30 presentations about language and literacies education. Dr. Farahnaz Faez, our Plenary Speaker for Day One, from Western University in London, Ontario Canada, gave a talk titled “Teacher language proficiency and teacher efficacy: Exploring relationships and impacting factors.” Dr. Ajit Mohanty, our second day Plenary Speaker, from Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, delivered a talk titled “Changing contours of multilingualism: challenges and chances for multilingual education.” Both of their presentations were timely in relating to the latest languages and literacies research and trends.
CERLL would like to thank everyone who attended, presented, and supported this successful Symposium. It was truly amazing to see many members of the Languages and Literacies community from all over the world, come together and partake in this sharing of emerging research and considerations for these changing times. We have already began planning for our next Symposium in Spring 2022 and look forward to reuniting with you there.
Coming Dec 2021
The CERLL Tea Time Research Circle, an initiative begun in 2016, aims to bring faculty, MA/MEd, PhDs, and visiting scholars together to discuss contentious and current issues in languages and literacies education and research. The CERLL Research Circle stems from CERLL’s purpose to disseminate current and relevant research practices that take place all over the world and make that research accessible.
CERLL Team Members from left to right: Riah Werner, Yecid Ortega Paez, Mauran Manogaran, Stephanie Shuler, Hamidreza Moeiniasl, Michael Koslowski, Muhammadreza Shalizar.
Strengthening collaborations during COVID-19, CERLL held its first symposium in 2020 online
Dr. Enrica Piccardo, Head of CERLL
As head of the Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies (CERLL), formerly known as the Modern Language Centre (MLC), I warmly welcome you to our website. CERLL focuses on language and literacy teaching and addresses a broad spectrum of theoretical and practical issues related to second, minority and majority language learning. Since the establishment of the MLC in 1968, the quality and range of the Centre’s graduate studies programs, research and development projects, and dissemination services have brought it both national and international recognition. Our work focuses on curriculum, instruction, and policies for education in second, foreign, minority, and majority languages, particularly in reference to English and French in Canada but also other languages and settings — including studies of language learning, literacy, methodology and organization of classroom instruction, language education policies, student and program evaluation, teacher development, as well as issues related to bilingualism, multi/plurilingualism, and cultural diversity.
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