Happy Holidays from BILD!

Happy holidays from the team at BILD headquarters! To end our big year of blogging, tweeting, meeting, and Facebooking (all in the name of community BILDing!), here’s a festive post of some of our Christmas wishes (and a picture from our end-of-year festive gathering). Continue reading

Investment and the right to speak in the 21st century (by Ron Darvin)

We are thrilled have this wonderful guest post by Ron Darvin, a PhD candidate and Vanier scholar at the Department of Language and Literacy Education of the University of British Columbia.  His research examines to what extent social class differences shape the digital literacies of adolescent learners. He has published in Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, TESOL Quarterly and Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, and his chapter, “Language and identity in the digital age” will be featured in The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity in 2016.  Continue reading

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Call to Action for Language Teachers and Scholars (by Andrea Sterzuk)

Andrea Sterzuk grew up in an English-speaking home in rural Saskatchewan on Treaty 6 territory. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a public school teacher in rural Saskatchewan as well as in the Canadian arctic. She is currently an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina, located on Treaty 4 territory. She lectures in English and French to undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of linguistic diversity in schools, second language pedagogy, and issues of power, identity, and language in education. Her current research examines the development of language beliefs in teachers.
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