Dr Gabriela Meier
Senior Lecturer in Language Education


My research interest is in bilingual and multilingual education and how plurilingual repertoires that learners bring to school, or develop in schools, can affect social cohesion/social capital and/or teachers’ and learners’ identities. Recent publications include the co-authored book “The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education” (2014), and I’m the leader of the following MED modules: “bilingual and multilingual approaches to language teaching and learning” and “principles of language learning”.

I supervise Masters and Doctoral projects related to my research interests. Thus, I’m always happy to hear from prospective students who wish to undertake PhD research related to bilingual/multilingual education, plurilingualism and related topics.

Keywords: mulitlingual educaiton, bilingual, plurilingual, social cohesion, multilingual turn, multilingual socialisation

Book:  Jean Conteh and Gabriela Meier (2014) The multilingual turn in languages education: opportunities and challenges. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. Order for £15 instead of £34.95

Bilingual Immersion Education Network - www.bien.org.uk


MA and PhD European Studies,  University of Exeter (UK)

PGCE University of Plymouth (UK)

BA Translation, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland)


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Contact details

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Tel+44 (0) 1392 724865
AddressBaring Court
University of Exeter St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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