Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Bergeland, John


As humans evolve, so do their languages, cultures, and practices. In a world that is becoming increasingly connected and multilingual, access to language learning has never been more important. What remains open to question are modern perceptions of and access to language learning for everyone from English language learners to students with disabilities and mainstream students alike. This literature review was conducted to investigate perceptions of multilingualism and the factors that influence access to language learning. In sum, three salient elements play into this social calculation: beliefs about multilingualism, socioeconomic effects on language access, and racialized inequities inhibiting access to language learning.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis