Dr. Angelica Galante

Assistant Professor
Academic title(s): 

Director, McGill Plurilingual Lab

Dr. Angelica Galante
Contact Information
Email address: 
angelica.galante [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate phone: 

Education Building
3700 rue McTavish
Montréal, Quebec H3A 1Y2

Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE)
Professional activities: 
  • Member of McGill’s Interdisciplinary Language Acquisition Program (LAP)
  • President of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (ACLA/CAAL)
Arts, Languages & Literacy Education
Areas of expertise: 
  • Plurilingual and multilingual education
  • Translanguaging
  • Language pedagogy
  • Linguistic discrimination
  • Plurilingual and pluricultural competence (PPC)
  • Classroom-based research
  • Identity and language learning
  • Drama/theatre in language learning
  • Teacher education
  • Critical sociolinguistics
  • Mixed methods research (qualitative and quantitative)


Dr. Galante is originally from Brazil and has been in Canada for about 15 years. Growing up in an officially Portuguese-speaking country and in a family with Italian and Spanish heritage, mixing languages has always been the norm for her.

At school, she learned English, Esperanto, Tupi, Italian, Spanish, and Latin. Dr. Galante has developed an extensive career as an English language teacher, coordinator, theatre director, and teacher educator. She moved to Canada to pursue her graduate studies in Applied Linguistics (MA, Brock University) and Language Education (OISE/University of Toronto). With these experiences, Dr. Galante has been navigating through her multiple identities: language learner/teacher, international student, immigrant, and plurilingual speaker.

Before joining McGill, she held faculty positions at Concordia University, Brock University, York University and University of Toronto.


Ph.D. Language Literacies and Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)/University of Toronto

M.A. in Applied Linguistics – TESL, Brock University B.A.

English Literature and Linguistics (honours), Universidade de São Paulo

B.Ed. Second Language Education, Universidade de São Paulo

Theatre Certificate (Acting), Senac São Paulo

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • 2021 Heather Reisman and Gerald Schwartz Award for Excellence in Teaching, McGill University/Faculty of Education
  • 2019 Pat Clifford Award for Excellence in Early Career Research in Education, EdCan Network
  • 2018 Leithwood Award for Best Dissertation of the Year, OISE/University of Toronto
  • 2018 Multilingual Matters Award for Best Work in Multilingualism, American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL, USA)
  • 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Award, The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF, USA)
Selected publications: 
  • M.A. Second Language Education
  • M.A. Education & Society


Graduate supervision: 

Accepting Master’s and Ph.D. students for 2023-24

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