CERLL is proud to announce that it has launched a podcast series this year, entitled “Plurilingually Speaking.” This is podcast series was created as a platform to engage in meaningful conversations with the leading academics and researchers in the Languages and Literacies field.
The purpose of these podcasts is to inform our listeners about the newest developments, trends, and research in the field. It is a platform where new ideas and perspectives will be shared and discussed. The podcast will also provide an opportunity to learn about the various members of the community and give our listeners a chance to connect with them on a personal level. We hope to unite people over their interest in languages and literacies through these podcasts and create a dynamic community of listeners.
Our guests hail from different parts of the world, and we want the conversations to truly reflect the increasingly plurilingual nature of the world. Some of our episodes may also be conducted in a more than one language and will give our listeners a truly plurilingual experience.
The podcast episodes will be released on Anchor.fm (www.anchor.fm/plurilinguallyspeaking) Spotify & Apple podcasts (search: Plurilingually speaking).
Stephanie Shuler and Mauran Manogaran, the hosts and producers of Plurilingually Speaking, say to be on the look-out for our upcoming CERLL Plurilingually Speaking podcast speaker lineup.
Thank you for listening to Plurilingually Speaking! We hope you will tune in to all of our episodes!
S1E1 Dr. Matteo Santipolo
This episode features an in-depth conversation with Dr. Matteo Santipolo (University of Padua) who speaks about bilingualism, multilingualism and how it is becoming increasingly evident that plurilingualism is now the norm, not the exception.
S1E2 Dr. Maddalena de Carlo
This episode features an informative and personal conversation with Dr. Maddalena de Carlo (University of Cassino) who shares her thoughts on intercultural communication, language education and home schooling. This is the first of many plurilingual episodes that we will showcase as this conversation will take place using two different languages (English and French).
S1E3 Dr. Jim Cummins
This episode features Dr. Jim Cummins (Prof. Emeritus – University of Toronto) who elaborates on his thoughts on bilingualism throughout the years and where it stands today in an increasingly plurilingual world. This conversation also touches upon Dr. Cummins’ childhood in Ireland, his journey in academia and the various experiences and influences in his life that have shaped his research.
S1E4 Dr. Berndt Ruschoff
This episode features Dr. Bernd Ruschoff (University of Duisberg and Essen) who speaks about how technology has impacted the way we teach languages. This conversation also touches upon how language teachers have been using technology throughout the global pandemic to enhance their virtual classrooms.
Plurilingualism and Mediation
In this special episode, our colleagues from the University of Groningen interview Dr. Piet van Avaermat, Dr. Brian North and Dr. Enrica Piccardo on their thoughts about Plurilingualism and Mediation. They discuss how it is currently impacting the educational system and what the future looks like for a plurilingual society.