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July 25, 2017

The origins of monolingualism in colonial history: decolonization

Monolingual ideology has always influenced curriculum policies, teaching practices, assessment and materials development despite the normative reality that the majority of the 21st century citizens use […]
July 18, 2017

Why is it important to include multilingualism in writing classes in South African schools?

Learners need to access their multilingual repertoires to formulate understand and develop their writing and storytelling skills. Multilingual creative writing has the potential to allow learners […]
July 18, 2017

Does multilingualism = Multiple identities

Multilingualism is a result of geographical and linguistic demarcation which is a movement of the 21st century in which spaces are shared between people of differences […]

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Who we are

The Hub for Multilingual Education and Literacies (HuMEL) is a research and development centre that produces world class knowledge on the use of more than one language for accessing knowledge and affirming learners’ identities, which are varied, diverse and multi-layered.

Our History

Known for its stance that deeper levels of thinking and identity development can be enhanced through strategic use of multiple languages and literacies that students bring with them to class,