The teaching of community languages ​​in a globalized world

An exciting opportunity exists for a beginning PhD student to deepen our understanding and support of community language schools around the world.

Community language schools (also known as heritage, complementary, ethnic or Saturday schools) represent a key sector of language education around the world. These are after-hours schools that operate on weekends and weeknights, usually started and run by motivated parents and community members who seek to teach languages ​​and culture to children and young people. subsequent generations.

Although community language schools have existed since the 18th century, scholarly interest in these schools is relatively recent. There is a need to better understand the complexities of these education providers, including the evolution of their roles, practices and outcomes in current educational contexts. We therefore invite HDR proposals on community language schools that include, but are not limited to, any of the following:

  • Teaching and Learning in Community Language Schools
  • Young people and translinguage
  • The role of community language education for families, communities and society at large
  • Relationships with other education providers both local and international
  • Language policy and planning
  • Evaluation and results
  • Curriculum planning, programming and resources
  • Special needs
  • Technology and online/blended language learning after COVID 19
  • Linguistic and cultural practices in community language schools
  • Organization and sustainability of the school.

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