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Kapoyannis, Theodora – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
This article presents qualitative findings from a larger design-based research doctoral study in which I examined the impact of a curricular innovation to challenge the monolingual and monocultural norms of literacy practices and to be responsive to the linguistic and cultural landscape of 21st century classrooms. I collaborated with 11 university…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Pluralism, Intervention
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Burton, Jennifer; Rajendram, Shakina – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
This article explores university English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors' attitudes toward translanguaging in the classroom and possible reasons for instructors' resistance in moving translanguaging ideology into English language teaching pedagogy. Many researchers have forwarded translanguaging as a theoretical and pedagogical approach to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Attitudes
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Wernicke, Meike – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
In English-majority contexts such as British Columbia, French second language (FSL) teachers are increasingly encountering students who are also learning French in addition to English and their home languages. Research findings show that dual language learners are successfully supported through multilingual pedagogies that acknowledge and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Multilingualism, French
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MacDonald, Jennifer J. – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) standardized English language proficiency (ELP) exam is widely accepted proof of ELP at Canadian universities. The majority of Canadian universities set very similar IELTS cut scores for admission; however, these differ from the IELTS-recommended minimum cut scores. The use of the IELTS…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Marshall, Steve; Moore, Danièle; James, Connie Lam; Ning, Xiaojie; dos Santos, Pedro – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
We present findings from a 1-year study of students' plurilingualism across the disciplines in Canadian higher education. We analyze how students exercise their plurilingual competence, focusing on the use of Chinese languages as tools for learning at a university in Metro Vancouver, Canada. The following data are presented: field notes taken…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes
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Van Viegen, Saskia; Russell, Bruce – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
This article highlights findings from evaluation of a bridging program for international students at a large Canadian university. Designed specifically for the postsecondary context, the program moved along the continuum from a general, skills-based approach to English for Academic Purposes (EAP) teaching and learning, in which the focus may be on…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Shin, Hyunjung; Sterzuk, Andrea – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
This "Perspectives" article explores the changing sociolinguistic realities of Canadian postsecondary institutions focusing on tensions and contradictions around two prominent discourses: internationalization and indigenization of higher education. In doing so, we focus on a common challenge: English dominance in Canadian universities.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Higher Education, Language Usage, Universities
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Surtees, Victoria – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
The trend toward internationalization on Canadian campuses has been simultaneously lauded as an opportunity for promoting campus diversity and criticized for creating a campus environment that is segregated along linguistic and ethnic lines. As a result of these tensions, students labelled as "international" have become the focus of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Disadvantaged, International Education, Undergraduate Students
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Ilieva, Roumiana; Wallace, Amanda; Spiliotopoulos, Valia – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
This article analyzes the academic identity constructions of applied linguists in the context of interdisciplinary collaborations as they seek to integrate language and content at the curricular core of an increasingly multilingual and multicultural university in Western Canada. The study draws on transcripts of audiotaped monthly meetings, framed…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Applied Linguistics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Course Content
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Galante, Angelica; Okubo, Kerstin; Cole, Christina; Elkader, Nermine Abd; Carozza, Nicola; Wilkinson, Claire; Wotton, Charles; Vasic, Jelena – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
Previous literature on higher education suggests the inclusion of pedagogy that is linguistically and culturally inclusive in settings with increasing multilingualism, which is the case in Canada. Yet, little is known as to how the implementation of such pedagogy can take place, particularly in language programs. This article reports a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Conrad, Nina – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
Anglosphere universities are a site of growing concern about students' use of professional English language editing and proofreading services for the correction of academic writing. Students' use of such services raises issues of ethics and academic integrity as well as fundamental questions about how value is allotted to the labour involved in…
Descriptors: Proofreading, Higher Education, Guidelines, Editing
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Abbot, Marilyn L.; Lee, Kent K.; Rossiter, Marian J. – TESL Canada Journal, 2018
In this article, we describe and evaluate a research utilization initiative designed to bridge the teaching English as a second language (TESL) research-practice gap by fostering the formation of and supporting professional learning communities (PLCs) in adult ESL instructional contexts. We review literature on teachers' professional reading,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nicholas, Bonnie; Avram, Augusta; Chow, Jennifer; Lupasco, Svetlana – TESL Canada Journal, 2018
Although English language teaching professionals are committed to ongoing continuous professional development, economic and workload factors may impede their ability to attend a traditional 2-day annual conference. Teachers have turned to social media as an alternative approach to self-directed professional development. In particular, Twitter has…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Networks
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Tajeddin, Zia; Aghababazadeh, Yasaman – TESL Canada Journal, 2018
Reflection is a key component of teacher quality assessment and a venue for professional development. Among many tools for teacher reflection, keeping blogs as a user-friendly, technology-enhanced tool has recently come to the forefront in teacher education. To contribute to the body of literature on the potentiality of blogs for teacher…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Giles, Amanda – TESL Canada Journal, 2018
The study contributes to language teacher education research by emphasizing an English as a second language (ESL) teacher's learning through critical activity, which includes my attempts to change my pedagogical practices to provide more equitable educational opportunities for ESL students in the mainstream content classroom. Framed by Engeström's…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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