ACLA student symposium

Date & time

The Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL/ACLA) cordially invites you to its next online symposium, entitled Critical Issues in Language Education in Canada: Showcasing Student Research. This event will be held on Zoom, on the 31st of March, at 2 pm (Toronto time).

Registration is free

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Topic & presenters

This exciting symposium highlights the work of five emerging scholars from all across Canada. While showcasing their work, the presenters will reflect critically and, through their presentations, reconsider the use of different theoretical and methodological underpinnings, and the ways they have shaped their view in terms of how they situate applied linguistics. By including emerging scholars’ voices, we seek to envision our field in a new light, through a prospective view, all the while discussing some of the existing challenges that we face as our field continues to evolve. The researchers of this symposium not only break new ground, but also actively contribute to an inclusive and just applied linguistics, one that represents all those who have been historically minoritized as well as members with multiple belongings to collective groups. 

Thus, the symposium brings together the following emerging scholars: 

1) Alexa Ahooja (McGill University): Québec newcomer students’ French language socialization

2) Aide Chen (Western University): Teaching anxiety and resilience in ESL/EAL

3) Magali Forte (Simon Fraser University): Identity assemblages and multilingual becomings in multimodal story production


5) Ashley Moore (University of British Columbia): Interrogating representational heteronormativity in LINC materials

All are welcome

This event is free of charge and offers a wonderful occasion to exchange ideas, and collectively address some of the issues proposed by our emerging scholars of applied linguistics. It will be held mostly in English, though some presenters will give a bilingual EN-FR talk. Audience members may interact in the language of their choice.

A Zoom link will be sent to participants prior to the event! 

We hope to see you there! 

ACLA’s executive committee

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