Stephen Davis is a student in the Master of Arts in Second Language Education program at McGill University. Born in Canberra, Australia, to Canadian biologists, Stephen and his younger brother were raised in beautiful Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Stephen’s parents made the auspicious decision to enrol him in French immersion kindergarten, which began his lifelong love of language learning. After completing his schooling in French immersion, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in French at the University of Saskatchewan in 2011, followed by a Baccalauréat en Éducation at the University of Regina in 2013. Stephen returned to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to teach in a French immersion program and take beginner German and Spanish lessons. Additionally, he has worked with refugees in Canada; taught in an orphanage in Nepal; and participated in Global Encounter trips with Canadian Lutheran World Relief in Zambia, South Africa, and Peru. For his thesis research, Stephen will explore the experiences of newcomer Allophone students in French immersion programs in Saskatchewan. He can often be found playing saxophone, cycling up Mont Royal, and documenting instances of translanguaging on the basketball courts at Parc Jarry.
Take a browse through Stephen’s blog contributions here!