Multilingual Language Education – Talk tomorrow

All are invited to attend

“Multilingual Language Education (MLE) in Glocal Perspective.”

The morning will begin with:

Multilingual Language Education in India

A guest lecture by

Visiting Scholar, Dr. Ajit Mohanty
Professor, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies,
School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

Follow-up discussion by
Dr. Mohanty and Bapujee Biswabandan (JNU/Commonwealth Scholarship student in Education at UWO),
and by Dr. Mohanty and Dr. Shelley Taylor (Education, UWO) on

Indigenous Language Policy and the implementation of the MLE Framework in Nepal

Panel session on
MLE at Home and Abroad
with graduate students from Education, French Studies and Modern Languages and Literatures.

Faculty of Education Building, Room 1010
Thursday, June 3
10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Refreshments provided. All are welcome!

RSVP to Tina Beynen (

About Dr. Ajit Mohanty

Currently a professor in Jawaharlal Nehru University, Ajit Mohanty was a Fulbright senior scholar (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Killam scholar (University of Alberta), senior fellow (Central Institute of Indian Languages) and Fulbright visiting professor (Columbia University). He has been a professor since 1983, chairperson at the Centre of Advanced Study in Psychology, Utkal University, and president of the National Academy of Psychology, India. He has published on psycholinguistics and multilingualism focusing on education, poverty and disadvantage among linguistic minorities. His books include Bilingualism in a Multilingual Society and Psychology of Poverty and Disadvantage. He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Multilingualism and Language Policy. He was a keynote speaker at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Madrid (1994), International Conference on Multilingualism, South Africa (2004) and plenary speaker at the International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism (2007, Stirling, Scotland), and organized the International Conference on Multilingual Education (Delhi, 2008).


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