S2 E13: Bilingual Literacy – Dr. Holly Joseph

The end of season 2 is here, but we have a great episode for you! In this episode, we’re going to talk about bilingual reading development with a leading expert in the field – Dr Holly Joseph. Holly is an Associate Professor of Language Education and Literacy Development at the Institute of Education, at UniversityContinue reading “S2 E13: Bilingual Literacy – Dr. Holly Joseph”


S2 E12: Language and Emotions – Prof. Jean-Marc Dewaele

Welcome back to another episode of MLST! In this episode, we’re going to talk about how our emotions, and identity, are tied to our languages to the leading expert in the field – Jean-Marc Dewaele. Jean-Marc is a Professor of Applied Linguistics & Multilingualism at the Department of Languages, Cultures and Applied Linguistics at BirkbeckContinue reading “S2 E12: Language and Emotions – Prof. Jean-Marc Dewaele”

S1 E16: Languages for All – Thomas Chaurin

Thomas Chaurin holds a Master’s degree in French as a Foreign Language from the University of Rennes 2. He has an extensive experience in language teaching, language teachers’ training, curriculum development, the Common European Framework of Reference for languages and its applications (e.g. European Language Portfolio, Reference Level Descriptors, international language qualifications, European Profiling Grid),Continue reading “S1 E16: Languages for All – Thomas Chaurin”

S1 E14: Spanish Language – Dr. Carlos Soler Montes

To celebrate Spanish Language Day on 23 April, we are joined by Dr. Carlos Soler Montes. Carlos is a Lecturer at the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh, where he teaches Hispanic Linguistics and advanced Spanish Language courses. He started working at The University of Edinburgh in 2015 as a Teaching Fellow and e-LearningContinue reading “S1 E14: Spanish Language – Dr. Carlos Soler Montes”

S1 E13: Bilingualism & Autism – Dr. Bérengère Digard & Sonny Hallett

In this episode, in honour of World Autism Awareness month, we are joined by Dr Bérengère Digard and Sonny Hallett to talk about Austin and Bilingualism in research and real life. Dr Bérengère Digard has just finished her PhD in Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focused on how being bilingualism shapes theContinue reading “S1 E13: Bilingualism & Autism – Dr. Bérengère Digard & Sonny Hallett”

S1 E12: Language, Race & Ethnicity – Nandi Sims

Today we are joined by Nandi Sims. Nandi is a PhD Candidate at The Ohio State University in the Department of Linguistics. Her primary interests lie in language variation and change stemming from situations of ethnic contact in the US. To explore the variation related to social identities, institutional ideologies, and the hegemonic structure ofContinue reading “S1 E12: Language, Race & Ethnicity – Nandi Sims”

S1 E11: Scottish Gaelic – Prof. Rob Dunbar

Today, we are joined by Prof. Rob Dunbar of the University of Edinburgh. Prior to assuming the Chair of Celtic at Edinburgh in June 2013, he was Senior Research Professor at the University of the Highlands and Islands, and Research Director of the inter-university Soillse Research Project. Previously, he was a lecturer then senior lecturerContinue reading “S1 E11: Scottish Gaelic – Prof. Rob Dunbar”

S1 E8: Basque – Prof. Itziar Laka

In this episode, we talk with Professor Itziar Laka, a researcher at the Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies, and the director of The Bilingual Mind research group at the University of the Basque Country. Itziar completed her PhD at MIT and was an Assistant Professor in Linguistics at the University of Rochester in New York beforeContinue reading “S1 E8: Basque – Prof. Itziar Laka”

S1 E7: Language Education and Discrimination – Dr. Ania Byerly

Dr. Ania Byerly is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Language Education at the Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh. She has worked with a variety of the university’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, such as MSc TESOL and MSc Language Education, Initial Teacher Education, BA Childhood Practice. Ania is a qualified EarlyContinue reading “S1 E7: Language Education and Discrimination – Dr. Ania Byerly”

S1 E6: Language Disorders – Dr. Vicky Chondrogianni

Dr Vicky Chondrogianni is a Senior Lecturer in Bilingualism at the University of Edinburgh and the Programme Director in Bilingual Development and Developmental language disorders at Bilingualism Matters. Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, she held research and teaching positions at various universities in the UK and overseas. Her research and teaching focuses onContinue reading “S1 E6: Language Disorders – Dr. Vicky Chondrogianni”