Director, English Language Studies | Co-ordinator, Applied Language Studies

My scholarly interests lie in the translation of second language acquisition theory into effective pedagogy and teaching materials. These interests have lead to work in curriculum design, textbook development, feedback effectiveness, teacher training, and program assessment. I’m the Director of English Language Studies, which offers courses in English to multilingual speaking students in all faculties at the University of Waterloo. This position makes me attentive to the position of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs within the Canadian university context, and the evolving institutional response to the presence of international students on campus.

In my first career, I taught French as a second language to secondary school students. I transitioned to teaching English as a second language in secondary schools, colleges, and universities. I teach courses in second language acquisition, second language assessment, and second language teaching methodology, and I co-ordinate the Applied Language Studies minor.

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University of Waterloo

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