Fall 2023 - EDUC 834 G001

Multilingualism, Language Acquisition, and Language Learning in the School Context (5)

Class Number: 7587

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 6 – Oct 6, 2023: Tue, 4:30–9:20 p.m.
    Location: TBA

    Oct 11 – Dec 5, 2023: Tue, 4:30–9:20 p.m.
    Location: TBA



A critical examination of key aspects of bi- and multilingualism from the double perspectives of sociolinguistics and language education. Current issues and theoretical developments in the study of multilingualism, identity, and language teaching provide a solid foundation to understand second and third language acquisition and literacy development in bilingual settings, including new perspectives on plurilingualism in language planning in education. The language of instruction will be French.



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Graduate Studies Notes:

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Registrar Notes:


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