A member of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers, the International Heritage Language Association, the Second Languages and Intercultural Council, and the Alberta Teacher’s Association, in Edmonton, Parmjit Kaur Kang has been a champion of preserving, fostering, and teaching Punjabi, a language of India. With an estimated 100-million speakers globally, Punjabi is spoken widely in the North Indian state of Punjab, in Pakistan, and in diasporic communities (UK, USA, Canada) around the world. As a curriculum designer, Parmjit Kang was pivotal in establishing Punjabi as part of Edmonton Public School’s Continuing Education Services (in 1994); as a Punjabi Curriculum Committee Member with Alberta Education, Parmjit Kang helped formulate curricula for the Edmonton Public School system. As an experienced translator, instructor, and language enthusiast (Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu), Parmjit inspires her students to embrace multicultural linguistic (and cultural) diversity, intercultural communication, and a love of languages and learning.
Parmjit teaches Panjabi for the University of Alberta (see Courses on this website).