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The UIC Bilingualism Forum 2024 will be held on October 24 and 25, 2024.

The UIC BilForum is dedicated to research in any area related to bi/multilingualism, including theoretical linguistics, code-switching, second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive sciences, heritage languages and bi/multilingual acquisition.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Uju Anya Heading link

Where are the Black students in Bilingual Education?:
Critical Race Pedagogy for Social Justice in Bilingual Education

To address racial inequity and how the identities, experiences, and specific needs of Black students have been mostly ignored in bilingual education, we must reckon with social justice problems of racism and anti-Blackness in research, school programs, curriculum, and instructional practices. This presentation explores how we can center Black students in bilingual education and introduces a critical race pedagogy for language teaching to promote antiracism, equity-mindedness, and greater inclusivity and belonging for marginalized populations.


Keynote speaker: Dr. Judith Kroll Heading link

Variation in language experience shapes the bilingual mind and brain

  • Call for Papers

    Need more time? The new deadline is May 24th!

    The Call for Papers is OPEN.

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UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607

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