From December 2022 to December 2023, I will attempt to summarize and comment on the practical implications of 13 classic books about bi/multilingual education that continue to be relevant in the field. The first is Merrill Swain and Sharon Lapkin’s book about Canadian French immersion, Evaluating Bilingual Education: A Canadian Case Study (1981). This bookContinue reading “Canadian French Immersion: What did it actually achieve, and to what extent can those findings be generalized?”
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How do multilingual “local” students differ from multilingual “immigrant” students on school-based language assessments?
Although a few countries in the world are English-dominant, most others are multilingual. There’s truth to the claim that multilingualism is the global norm. So, if it is the global norm, in what ways can school-based language assessments (even if multilingual) value “local” students’ multilingual language profiles over those of “non-local” or “immigrant” students? ToContinue reading “How do multilingual “local” students differ from multilingual “immigrant” students on school-based language assessments?”