Exploring pedagogy in a German Bilingual Program In Canada, there are several options for bilingual language education in addition to the official language program (French Immersion). Teachers in these programs must integrate both content and la (More)
Comparing international student achievement levels from different admissions pathways There is a growing number of international students attending post-secondary institutions in OECD countries, many from nations where English is second or forei (More)
While improv comedy in the classroom might nurture your child’s stage talent, it’s also a highly effective way of teaching literacy Since its first entry on the comedy scene in the 1950s, improvisational comedy, otherwise know as improv, has (More)
Resources to promote intercultural awareness in the K-6 classroom As Canada’s classrooms and society become more and more culturally diverse, increasing our awareness and appreciation for how all Canadians can live and grow peacefully within o (More)
Examining the complexities of small-group collaboration and discussion Small-group inquiry - where students collaborate and explore phenomena together – is an increasingly common pedagogical strategy in the classroom. How students operate in t (More)
The importance of vocabulary in high school academic achievement A research chat with PhD graduate Geoffrey Pinchbeck Tell us about your research project. My thesis work examined the relationship between written vocabulary use and academic ac (More)
Examining the contexts of language education in Canada and beyond While bilingual, multilingual, and immersion education programs are common around the world, their structure and function have been changing in recent years. While Canada has a lo (More)
Advancing a model for play-based pedagogy in early years’ learning For young children, the hands are a fundamental method for learning about the external world. Direct interaction and manipulation of objects in the environment facilitates the cr (More)
Exploring English in a global context English has attained status as a ‘global’ language – a tool for many around the world that is perceived to help them access capital and improve their social and economic status. Technological developments, (More)
International students’ perceptions of curriculum and social integration Common to many universities, English for Academic Purposes (EAP)1 programs support international students in developing the language skills and academic strategies that are (More)
Using a dialogue journal and visuals to engage international study abroad students As short-term study abroad programs grow in popularity internationally, finding ways to build rapport and engage these students in the limited time can pose a chall (More)
Syrian refugee children’s perspectives on integration Since 2011, the armed conflict in Syria has displaced almost 12 million people – over half of whom are children, according to the UNHCR. In fact, more than 20,000 Syrian refugees in Canada (More)