Plurilingual Lab is a research laboratory located in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) at McGill University

We conduct research in the areas below:

  • bilingualism, multilingualism, plurilingualism

  • critical sociolinguistics

  • plurilingual and pluricultural competence (PPC)

  • mixed methods research

  • qualitative research methodologies

  • feminist methodologies

  • gender and social issues

  • classroom-based research

  • ethnographic and action research

  • quasi-experimental and experimental research

  • cognition and emotion in second language learning

  • translanguaging, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural comparisons, translingualism

  • innovative language curriculum and pedagogy

  • social justice among minoritized student populations (immigrants, newcomers, international students, speakers of non-official languages, populations in situation of refuge)

  • drama/theatre in second language learning

  • writing in English as a second language

  • critical literacies and multiliteracies in language learning

  • teaching heritage and Indigenous languages

  • teaching English and/or French as a second language (TESOL, ESL, FSL)

  • language teacher education and teacher training

If you are interested in applying for an MA or PhD program in any of the research areas above, we suggest you look up the interests of the professors with whom you are willing to work and contact them directly (months in advance before the December 1 deadline):

Dr. Susan Ballinger

Associate Professor and Director of McGill’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in Language Acquisition

susan.ballinger [at] mcgill.ca

Dr. Angelica Galante

Assistant Professor, President of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, Director of the Plurilingual Lab

angelica.galante [at] mcgill.ca

Dr. Amir Kalan

Assistant Professor and Founder of Mosaïque Network for Studies in Literacy, Discourse and Society

amir.kalan [at] mcgill.ca

Dr. Caroline Riches

Associate Professor and one of the Directors of McGill's Teacher Education program

caroline.riches [at] mcgill.ca

Dr. Mela Sarkar

Associate Professor and Founder of BILD- Belonging, Identity, Language, Diversity Research Group

mela.sarkar [at] mcgill.ca

Dr. Pengfei Zhao

Assistant Professor

peng-fei.zhao [at] mcgill.ca


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