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Language Education

Guide for research in second language education, languages and literacies at the University of Toronto.


Encyclopedias can allow you to gain an overview of your topic by helping you:

  • Learn about the different aspects of your topic from sources that are considered authoritative and accessible in academia  

  • Learn about key thinkers, scholars, and definitions that are related to your topic

  • Determine a broad outline of how your topic and related concepts have been explored and discussed in your field

Gaining a better understanding of the keywords, terms, concepts, ideas, texts and scholars who have researched in the same area will help you know where to start and how to contextualize your research within a broader scholarly conversation.


These handbooks can provide useful insight for those instructing and learning English, French, and other languages, as well as those interested in current research and trends in the field of education.