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Wednesday, February 15, 2023


1 PM to 2:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)


Virtual - Zoom

Latest Research on Second Language Learning and News from Other Countries

Showcase meeting 3: Wednesday, February 15, 2023


Moderator: Monika Jezak, Professor, Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI), University of Ottawa


1. Philippe Hiligsmann, Professor, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium – Institute for Language and Communication (ILC)

Assessing Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Based on a large-scale longitudinal study, this research project aims to better understand the linguistic, cognitive and educational aspects of immersion and to understand how the interaction between these three perspectives can underlie the processes of second language acquisition. To this end, the project focuses on French-speaking learners in immersion and non-immersion (control group) with Dutch or English as their target language. The data was collected at different times during the last two years of primary and secondary education. This interdisciplinary study aims to make a strong empirical and theoretical contribution to the current international scientific debates on multilingualism in general, and on immersion in particular.

2. Véronique Miguel Addisu, Researcher, Université de Rouen-Normandie, France — Institut national et supérieur du professorat et de l’éducation (INSPE)

Français Plus

The Français Plus scientific project is a Franco-Canadian educational collaboration around the Francophonie, multilingualism and digital technology in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis. The research aims to document teaching practices – learning French in a multilingual situation, in a health context that makes it necessary to use digital practices in the classroom.

The scientific team took an interest in teaching/learning practices in French within the North American network of schools of the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE) during the COVID-19 pandemic, as course hybridization methods were developed to meet public health restrictions. The goal is to know how these new didactic practices were in the process of being ritualized, and to question their potential effects on learning, in order to support practitioners’ professional development.


Philippe Hiligsmann’s Presentation (French)

To learn more about Véronique Miguel Addisu et al  Français Plus Research Project (background, résults, videos, etc.) : https://francaisplus.hypotheses.org/contexte (French)



1:00 pm

Welcoming remarks

1:05 pm

Philippe Hiligsmann, Université catholique de Louvain

1:25 pm

Questions from participants

1:35 pm

Véronique Miguel Addisu, Université Rouen Normandie

1:55 pm



Closing remarks

2:15 pm

End of showcase meeting


Wednesday, February 15, 2023


1 PM to 2:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)


Virtual - Zoom