Translanguaging: Opportunities and Challenges in a Global World

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Dates: May 3-4, 2018

Plenary speakers: Ofelia García (City University of New York),
Guillaume Gentil (Carleton University) and Danièle Moore (Simon Fraser University and Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle)


Translanguaging, a construct referring to the complex use of more than one language as a (combined) resource, has captured the imagination of researchers, educators, and policy makers around the world. The role of translanguaging as a linguistic and social practice in family, community, educational and institutional contexts raises a number of stimulating and challenging questions that call for continued discussion.  

The Canadian Centre for Studies and Research on Bilingualism and Language Planning (CCERBAL) is part of the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) of the University of Ottawa. The Centre was established in 2007 and its mission is to serve as a reference point for the evolution of bilingualism in Canada. The Centre is a national and international hub for research on second language teaching and learning, language assessment, and language policy. 

The conference will take place on the campus of the University of Ottawa, located in close proximity to Ottawa’s downtown, the Rideau Canal, City Hall, Canada’s Parliament, and various other cultural and social landmarks.

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