In my doctoral research I carry out a critical policy analysis of current Canadian French as a Second Language policy to examine the extent to which students are able to use multilingual language practices or monolingual/standard language forms in the K to 12 language learning classroom. I focus on the Ontario policy context and link multilingual and monolingual ways of using language in language learning to globalization in political economy.
I am interested in how the way in which we teach languages limits and liberates language learner identities while at same time effects learners' future capacity to produce economic capital through high-paying jobs in transnational corporations.
My research is inspired by my role as a French as a Second Language teacher for the Toronto District School Board in downtown Toronto.
2019 Bond University Global Alumni Scholarship