CEGEP outreach! Dr. Titone & Sarah present at John Abbott College
On January 12th, 2023, MoBI was represented by Dr. Debra Titone and Sarah Benkirane (our MoBI coordinator) at John Abbott College’s professional development day. The theme of this year’s PD Day was “Cultivating Pride in Being Multilingual”. Dr. Titone delivered the keynote to a packed room of staff eager to learn about the benefits of multilingualism. Sarah delivered an interactive workshop on social networks and language acquisition.
We are thrilled to be collaborating with Montreal CEGEPs!
Socioecology, Language, & Neurocognition: A Systems View of Multilingualism
Most people communicate using more than one language in daily life, leading to a globally emergent multilingualism. Global multilingualism is driven by a variety of historic and current social constraints operative on people and communities. In this keynote, Dr Titone presents a new framework – the Systems View of Multilingualism – to nudge the language sciences towards a more nuanced, inclusive, and socially informed understanding of the multilingual experience that bridges individual, interpersonal, and socioecological levels.