The BILD blog is taking a two-week break in which our members will gather their forces for the months ahead, though most other kinds of gathering will remain off limits for many weeks to come. Regular posting begins again on January 10, 2021.
This week’s blog post includes a linked audio file. Just click on the link below if you would like to hear the post read aloud. Scroll down to read the text. Our guest blogger this week, Laura Kirby, is a graduate student pursuing her Master’s of Education (Leadership, Societies, and Language) at Bishop’s University. Her […]
Many language teachers have been struggling to transfer communicative and interactive language classes to rigid online realities, with varying degrees of success, myself included. Teaching to 30 black squares on Zoom with the occasional thumbs-up emoji or a few students who do have cameras on does not really seem like the ideal environment for learning […]
Avril 2020. Je commence à préparer ce billet. J’ai envie de parler de tonnes de choses, de faire des tonnes de choses, mais je suis prise dans un quotidien dans lequel la COVID-19 restreint mes activités. Mes activités sociales, évidemment, mais intellectuelles aussi. Partout, on ne parle que de la crise, à un tel point […]
Language has always been a site of political struggle. All people regardless of their race, religion, age or gender are now being affected by COVID-19. However, to deal with the unprecedented global emergencies, different governments and community groups are using language to achieve varied political ends. While in some situations language is employed as a […]