The contributors to this blog are graduate students at McGill, who come to the program with backgrounds as language teachers (among other things!). They are part of a graduate course in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education called Educational Sociolinguistics. In the course, we are exploring the social, cultural, and political dimensions of (second) language education. This blog is our public facing space for ongoing “sociolinguistic noticing.” This is the practice of reflecting on connections between our own (and others’) language teaching and learning experiences and sociolinguistic issues (e.g., identity, social status, place, race, gender, language variation, language ideologies, multilingualism, language policy, etc.).

We hope that you, readers near and far, might join in the conversation and share some sociolinguistic noticings of your own.