Gail Prasad (W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar ’98) was interviewed for Professionally Speaking, the magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers.

When Gail Prasad was a child, her parents – who collectively spoke Hindi, German, Japanese and French – were advised to raise her in English to succeed in school. Now pursuing her PhD in education at OISE/UT, Prasad is challenging that assertion. The Loran Scholar and Weston Fellow’s research on children’s plurilingualism (the ability to speak more than one language) is the first Canadian study to examine a topic across English, French immersion and French-language schools.

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