About Us

The Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies (CERLL) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education is a hub for national and international research on issues of languages and literacies. CERLL activities and events are a collaboration between professors, Masters and PhD students, and scholars in our field.
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Dr. Marie-Paule Lory, acting Head of CERLL

Dr. Marie-Paule Lory is an Associate Professor in French Studies at the Department of Language studies at the University of Toronto with graduate appointments in the Language and Literacies Education program (LLE)  in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) at OISE. She is also a member of the CREFO (Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne).

Her research interests focus on linguistic social representation among language learners and teachers as well as the inclusion of linguistic and cultural diversity in teaching practices in primary and secondary school. She has extensive experience in training teachers on innovative plurilingual pedagogical practices and promotes, in her research, collaborations and partnerships between various actors in education. She teaches courses mostly in French on plurilingualism in education.

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.  

I am excited to share the launch of our revamped CERLL website. 
Please return regularly as we update our content.

CERLL Team Members

Aisha Adebayo

Aisha Adebayo is a doctoral student in the Language and Literacy in Education (LLE) program at OISE. At CERLL, she is responsible for website design, event organization and the CERLL podcast, Plurilingually speaking. Get in contact with Aisha if you have CERLL related questions or if you would like to have more information about our podcast: aishab.adebayo@mail.utoronto.ca

 

 

Michael Koslowski

Michael Koslowski is a doctoral candidate in the Language and Literacies Education (LLE) program at OISE and a senior member of the CERLL team, providing tech support and advising. You can contact him at m.koslowski@mail.utoronto.ca

 

 

Lisa Lackner

Lisa Lackner is a doctoral student in the Language and Literacy in Education program (LLE) at OISE. At CERLL, Lisa is responsible for website design, event organization and social media communication. If you would like to be featured for CERLL Grad talks or the Research Circle, please reach out to Lisa through email: lisa.lackner@mail.utoronto.ca

Mauran Manogaran

Mauran Manogaran is an English Language Instructor and a graduate student at the University of Toronto. His research interests include what the role of pragmatics are in ESL/EFL classrooms around the world. He has been a part of CERLL for the past two years and was one of the co-founders of the research centre’s podcast series, “Plurilingually Speaking.” Currently, he is volunteering for CERLL as podcast co-host.