Wednesday, March 16, 2022
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Nepali migrant students often experience language and identity shifts as they negotiate their sense of self within their new cultural and linguistic landscape in the United States. This presentation explores the results of a research study looking at ways in which how Nepali migrant students perceive their initial experiences of the English language at schools in their new country. It also showcases how these students explain their relationship with their heritage language and the shifts that they have experienced. The findings of this study highlight how such experiences shape how they perceive their identities.
Blanca Caldas Chumbes is an Assistant Professor in Second Language Education and Elementary Education at the University of Minnesota. Her areas of interest are bilingual education, minoritized language practices and pedagogies, critical pedagogy, critical discourse analysis, and critical (performance) ethnography.
Mabindra Regmi is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Education at the University of Minnesota. He is interested in exploring the language socialization of the Nepali migrant community in the United States.