Join us June 23rd, 2021 at noon for a presentation by Joël Thibeault, Catherine Maynard and Marilyne Boisvert - Taking Linguistic Diversity into Account when Teaching French Grammar: A Description of Practices Reported by Teachers in Ontario and Quebec.
Summary: In a context where classrooms are increasingly the site of an important linguistic diversity, the question arises as to how teachers take students' plurilingualism into account in their practices. In this presentation, we will report the results of a descriptive and exploratory study in which we documented the reported practices of teachers in Ontario and Quebec (n = 23) who take this diversity into account when teaching French grammar. Based on virtual individual interviews, the data we collected and analyzed will allow us to highlight a range of grammar teaching practices that relies on the use of various languages and language variations.
This event will be held in French.
Joël Thibeault and Catherine Maynard are professors of French didactics at the University of Ottawa and Université Laval respectively. Together, they are conducting a research project in which they aim to highlight the work of teachers who legitimize and build on linguistic diversity when teaching grammar. Marilyne Boisvert is a doctoral student at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. She is currently doing a research internship as part of this project.