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Conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL)



Monday, May 30, 2016 to Wednesday, June 1, 2016



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About the conference

Come to ACLA/CAAL for cutting-edge information about the teaching and learning of second languages -- Official, Indigenous, Heritage and "Other" -- all across Canada. Researchers, program and curriculum developers, teacher-practitioners and second language learners alike will all find something of interest for them. Our keynote speakers will address urgent contemporary issues in applied linguistics , such as the current push to include critical anti-racist pedagogy and multilingual/plurilingual teaching approaches in second language classrooms. As Canada's population becomes ever more diverse, so does second language pedagogy! And research follows suit.


Featured speakers

Rahat Naqvi, University of Calgary 

Plenière en français: L’aspect évolutif de la littératie : quel rôle les langues peuvent-elles jouer dans les classes ordinaires ?
30 mai, 08h30 -- 09h45 

Ryuko Kubota, University of British Columbia 

English keynote: Toward critical anti-racist inquiry in language studies
May 31, 10:30 -- 11:45 

David Block, ICREA/University of Lleida, Spain

English keynote: Political Economy for Language Teaching

Joint keynote with the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German
May 31, 14:00 -- 15:30 


Only those people who are registered for Congress 2016 and have added the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL, #256) to their Congress registration may attend this conference. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.

About the association

For more information about membership or this conference, please contact the association directly at the contacts listed below.

  • Program Chair: Mela Sarkar, McGill University
  • Local Arrangement Coordinator: Sylvie Roy, University of Calgary
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