A platform for research on all issues in language education, including education policies and language policies in multilingual societies
Focuses on issues and effects of the introduction of English as a curriculum subject and/or medium of instruction
Concentrates on the respective role and literacies in the mother tongue and local languages, national languages and English, in particular where the languages and scripts are non-cognate
Multilingual Education is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It publishes high-quality empirical research on education in multilingual societies. The journal publishes research findings that examine language learning, development and use in language contact and multilingual contexts, and that will shape language education policy and practices in multilingual societies.
The range of topics covered includes the effects of multilingual education and literacy education on the maintenance and development of multilingualism; the roles of vernaculars and 'local' languages, national languages, and English in education; the effects of multilingual and/or English language education on school dropout and retention rates; the effects of the 'internationalization' of universities worldwide; bilingual/multilingual acquisition of non-cognate and 'different-script' languages; and the role in multilingual education of other major languages such as Arabic, French, Hindi, Mandarin and Spanish.