Carl Ruest

Dr. Carl Ruest

Assistant Professor of Teaching

il / he 604-827-2349 PCN 3028 Languages: English, Français
Research and teaching areas:

Bilingual/multilingual education

Critical intercultural studies

French language education

Language ideologies

Teacher education


I am a settler-scholar and Assistant Professor of Teaching in French Education and French Teacher Education. I am grateful to be able to work and learn on the ancestral, traditional and unceded lands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people, on whose territory the UBC Vancouver campus is situated. My scholarship in French Teacher Education aims to support French educators: develop strong identities as professional French teachers, develop strong community relationships, and adopt an intercultural orientation to teaching French, which promotes the acknowledgment of the learners’ identities and a deep and thoughtful engagement with the world. Prior joining LLED as Assistant Professor, I completed my PhD in language and literacy education at UBC with a focus on interculturality in second language learning, I was the BEd French Pathways Coordinator at the UBC Okanagan School of Education and a French Immersion Teacher in Richmond, BC.