Enrica Piccardo

Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on plurilingualism and she is proficient in French, English, Italian and German.

Aline Germain-Rutherford

Full Professor in the Linguistics program and Chief Learning Officer of Interactive Languages at Middlebury College. Her research includes the integration of technologies in language education and plurilingualism.

Geoff Lawrence

Assistant Professor at York University, Toronto. Geoff examines emerging technologies to create engaging learner-centred, language learning and teacher education communities that deepen language and intercultural learning and teaching processes.

Anette Guse

Associate Professor and leader of curriculum development and undergraduate advising at the University of New Brunswick and former coordinator of multi-sectional undergraduate German program.

Coralie Payre-ficout

Associate Professor in second language teaching at Université of Grenoble Alpes. She is responsible for English teaching for non-specialist students and for future primary school teachers.

Alan Corbiere

is an Anishinaabe from M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. With a MA in Environmental Studies at York University, he focuses on Anishinaabe narrative and language revitalization.

Norman Sieweke

Language educator at the Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education. He is a specialist of German, a teacher consultant in bilingual programs and in the use of technology in second language education.

Alana Johns

Full Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Director of Aboriginal Studies and the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives at University of Toronto. She has worked with Indigenous languages of Canada throughout her career.

Nicola Townend

Teacher of German and French at the University of Toronto Schools (UTS) and Past-President of the Canadian Association of Teachers of German. Her interests include the CEFR, Equity and inclusive education and the integration of indigenous perspectives and pedagogies in language teaching

Giuliana Salvato

Associate Professor in Second Language Education and Italian at the University of Windsor, Ontario. Her research interests are in Second Language Acquisition, Gesture Studies, and Multilingualism.

Tim Goodier

Head of Academic Development for the Eurocentres Foundation, coordinating Eurocentres’ ongoing NGO consultancy to the Council of Europe for language learning and the development of the Common European Framework of Reference.

Mary Ann Corbiere

Waa-zhi-Nishnaabemang ndaknoomage. I teach how to speak in the language of the Nishnaabek (aka Ojibwe), which I have been doing in the Indigenous Studies department at the University of Sudbury since 1989. I’m also striving to finish the Nishnaabemwin-English dictionary as part of the Algonquian Linguistic Atlas project.

Angelica Galante

PhD Candidate at OISE-University of Toronto. Angelica speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish. Her research interests are classroom research, drama in language learning and plurilingual instruction.

Sara Potkonjak

PhD candidate at York University (Toronto) and Research Assistant for LINCDIRE.

Kimberly Cho

MA student at OISE/University of Toronto and research assistant for LINCDIRE.


Michael is a long-time ESL/EFL teacher and a PhD student at the University of Toronto. On the LINCDIRE project, he works as the Research and Technology Coordinator.

ChengDa Zheng

ChengDa is the Lead Developer on the LINCDIRE Project.

Peter Lou

Technology assistant for LINCDIRE. Bachelor student at York University.

Faith Marcel

PhD Candidate in Language and Literacies Education in the collaborative Knowledge Media Design program at OISE, University of Toronto. Faith speaks English, French, Portuguese and Japanese. She teaches English for Academic Preparation at Niagara College in the School of English Language Studies, and she is also a Research Assistant on the LINCDIRE Project.

Banafsheh Karamifar

Part Time Professor in education, scientific writing and French as a second language at University of Ottawa. Her research interests include the integration of technologies in educational contexts. On LINCDIRE project she is a Research Assistant.

Jayson Moore

Jayson is an OCT certified teacher working in the primary/junior strand. He is currently an MA student at the Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study at OISE and a research assistant for LINCDIRE.

Giacomo Folinazzo

PhD student at OISE, University of Toronto. He is an EAP instructor at Niagara College, Academic Coordinator, and Faculty Representative on the Board of Governors. He speaks Italian and Spanish. His research interests are Second Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics.


Yiran Zhang is a PhD student at OISE, University of Toronto. She has a background in Applied Linguistics and a strong interest in teaching English as an additional language. In particular, her research focuses on English language training for newcomers for employment purposes.

Adriana Ortiz

Spanish instructor with a M.A. in Latin American Literature from the University of Toronto. Adriana is currently a PhD student in Language and Literacies Education at OISE and a Research Assistant on the LINCDIRE project.


Robert is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto and a Graduate Assistant for the LINCDIRE project.