The CCERBAL currently supports five active research groups that create and disseminate knowledge, nationally and internationally.

Our research groups

Post Secondary Immersion Research Group (PSIRG)

Welcome to the Post Secondary Immersion Research Group (PSIRG). The creation of French Immersion Studies in 2006 has brought professors to think about challenges regarding immersion at the university level. PSIRG was founded in December 2014 as a research group of the CCERBAL (Canadian Centre for Studies and Research on Bilinguism and Language Planning) of the University of Ottawa. The group's aim is to link professors, specialists and eminent researchers in sharing their expertise and contributing to the development of french immersion research in Canada. Members of PSIRG are showcased by their active participation at colloquia and confereces and by publications of the results of their research.

The person in charge of the group is : Hélène Knoerr [email protected]

Language Assessment Research Group (LARG)

The Language Assessment Research Group (LARG) is a group of researcher-practitioners from various institutions with expertise in numerous disciplines related to language studies and applied linguistics (such as rhetoric and genre studies; discourse analysis; language policy; language teacher development and classroom practices) whose research interests overlap in the area of language assessment. LARG aims to promote ongoing research collaboration and innovation in all areas of language assessment, including classroom and formative assessment as well as large-scale language examinations.

The person in charge of the group is: Beverly Baker [email protected]

Language Management Interdisciplinary Research Group (LMIRG)

LMIRG brings together researchers from academia (different faculties at the University of Ottawa as well as other universities) specialists in language policies in the public and private sector. It is an interdisciplinary platform for exchange on policies and language planning. It is a place of reflection on the theoretical and practical links between political and research agendas.
It also aims to increase the visibility of research at the University of Ottawa by creating synergies for the joint dissemination of research of its members through seminars and publications.
Finally, it provides participation and training opportunities for young researchers and students interested in this field.

The person in charge of the group is : Monika Jezak [email protected]

Interdisciplinary Research Group in Languages & Technologies (IRGILT)

Espace de concertation et d’action, le GRILT a comme mandat principal le partage des expertises et des contextes professionnels de ses membres sur les enjeux actuels de la recherche reliée au développement, à l’intégration et à l’exploitation des technologies dans le domaine des langues. Le GRILT vise simultanément la diffusion de la recherche scientifique concernant les contextes et pratiques médiatisés du secteur langagier auprès de la communauté universitaire et la formation des étudiants des cycles supérieurs dans ce secteur de pointe au Canada.

The person in charge of the group is: Marie-Josée Hamel [email protected]

Linguistic Risk-Taking Research Group (LingRisk)

The goals of the Linguistic Risk-Taking Research Group are to support innovative pedagogical approaches to authentic and autonomous language learning; generate and analyze research data related to linguistic risk-taking; engage in various training and knowledge dissemination activities; establish national and international partnerships with like-minded researchers and institutions who seek to promote bilingualism and multilingualism in various contexts; and integrate interdisciplinary perspectives from applied linguistics, education, psychology, health sciences, and beyond.

The person in charge of the group is: [email protected]