Hosting Institution


The Université du Québec à Montréal, one of the largest French-speaking universities in North America, is situated in the heart of a vibrant multilingual and multicultural city, where linguistic identities are forged and in constant evolution. Scholars in UQAM’s Linguistics Department, the Department of First and Second Language Didactics and the Institute of Cognitive Science actively collaborate on second language research in this culturally rich environment, where learning a second language is not only a cognitive act, but also an emotional one. The UQAM is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, named the world’s best student city in 2017 (according to the latest rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds). This city is recognized for its multilingualism rooted in the center of its cultural tradition. While Montreal’s official language is French, the city is easy to navigate for both English and French speakers.

uqamFurthermore, UQAM’s main campus (where the conference will take place) is exceptionally located in the heart of the liveliest districts in Montreal. In close proximity to Old Montreal, participants can walk, use public transportation or ride bicycles to visit the oldest section of the city, which is situated on the majestic Saint-Lawrence Seaway. Old Montreal is world famous for its history, unique architecture, museums and art galleries. In collaboration with Tourism Montreal, we will offer discount coupons in pdf format available on the conference web site. These coupons are valid for numerous museums, shops and restaurants in the city.