Symposium 2022

The Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics of the  Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics- York University,  

The Centre for Educational Research in Languages and Literacies (CERLL) of OISE-University of Toronto, &  

The Faculty of Education, Western University

are pleased to announce the 

Third Symposium of Southern Ontario Universities on New Perspectives in Language Education. 

This symposium will be held virtually on June 24-25, 2022, and will feature the latest research and findings in Languages and Literacies education. 


Theme of the 2022 Symposium: 

Teaching and Learning in Times of Crisis: Opportunities, Shifts, and Insights 


The Symposium invites reflections on our collective experiences as scholars, practitioners, and learners navigating the ever changing material conditions of our activity and the paradigms that inform our practice. We outline some of the lessons learned and insights gained through teaching and learning in a moment of global crisis and examine the opportunities and constraints this moment has presented. We celebrate resilience and debate novel ways of conceptualizing teaching and learning going forward.    

The Symposium will be host to various paper presentations in which participants will discuss new research avenues such as, among others, bi-/multi-/plurilingualism in language education, teachers’ and students’ agency, mobility and inclusion, innovation in language teaching methodologies and assessment, technology-assisted additional language learning and teaching, and e-Learning as celebrated and/or contested tools to address the new challenges of our activity. 

 The Symposium will provide a unique opportunity for scholars (faculty members and graduate students) working in language education to learn about each other’s work, exchange ideas, and showcase or discuss their research. It will also provide a platform to establish and expand opportunities for academic networking for future collaborations.

York University is pleased to host and facilitate the third Symposium and help strengthen a collaborative network in language education research across Southern Ontario and beyond. With plenaries, panel discussions, presentations and poster sessions as well as virtual social events, the Symposium will provide participants with a unique opportunity to become a part of the broader Languages and Literacies education academic community.