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Karam Noel

Research Assistant | PhD Student, OISE, University of Toronto

In 2005, when I first immigrated to Canada with minimal English skills, I, fortunately, had teachers who recognized and valued the role that the L2 played in instruction and assessment. As a result, during my elementary years of schooling, I was able to use multilingual resources (in both Arabic and French) to help me understand and solve math and science problems in English. Therefore, I firmly believe that multilingual and multimodal resources like Binogi can provide much-needed linguistic and academic support for students of migrant backgrounds as they come to adapt to the host school culture and leverage their full linguistic and cultural knowledge.