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February 13, 2019

Call for Papers 2019 Conference

6th International Conference on Language and Literacy Education Venue: University of the Witwatersrand, Wits School of Education 27 St. Andrews Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa 23 […]
February 13, 2019

HuMEL Welcomes Visiting Scholar

The Hub for Multilingual Education and Literacies (HuMEL) at the University of Witwatersrand welcomes Elizabeth Plummer, PhD for the 2019 school year. Dr. Plummer is one […]
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 […]

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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,