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Antonella Valeo

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Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S540
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 33794
Email: antvaleo@yorku.ca


My areas of specialization include instructed second language acquisition with a focus on content and language integrated contexts, corrective feedback, form-focussed instruction, and language teacher education and professional development. My recent research activities include a project investigating teacher beliefs and practices of writing assessment in ESL classrooms and research exploring how to support academic achievement for university students from an ESL background. I teach graduate courses in applied linguistics, TESOL and undergraduate ESL content-based courses. Currently, I coordinate the York University undergraduate credit ESL program and the TESOL Certificate Program.

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Degrees

PhD, OISE/University of Toronto
M.Ed., University of Sheffield
B.A., English Literature, York University
TESOL Certificate, University of Toronto

Appointments

Faculty of Education

Professional Leadership

TESOL Certificate Program Coordinator, York University ESL Coordinator, York University TESL Canada Journal Co-editor TESL Ontario Research Registry Coordinator

Research Interests

Post-Secondary Education and Research , Adult Education, second language acquisition, language teaching and learning, teacher education and development, Instructed SLA

Current Research Projects

Writing Assessment in the ESL Classroom: Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices.

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    Role: Co-investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Jul   Year: 2014

    End Date:
      Month: Jul   Year: 2019

    Funders:
    SSHRC Insight Grant
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Haque, E., & Valeo, A. (2016) . Teaching and assessment with the CLB: Teacher experiences and perspectives. In Jezak, M (Ed.) Language is the Key: The Canadian Language Benchmark Model, pp. 68-88. Ottawa: Ottawa University Press.

2016

Valeo, A. (2015) . Focus on form: Addressing grammatical accuracy in an employment-specific language program. In Christison, M., Christian, D., Duff, P.A., & Spada, N. (Eds) . Teaching and Learning English Grammar: Research Findings and Future Directions (pp 1- 23). NY: Routledge

2015

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Valeo, A. (2008) . [Review of the book Investigating Tasks in Formal Language Learning, edited by Maria del Pilar Garcia Mayo, New York: Multilingual Matters.] Canadian Modern Language Review, 64(3), 534-536.

2008

Valeo, A. (2007) . [Review of plenary address Teaching Spoken English: Seven Essential Concepts, by Judy Gilbert at the TESL Ontario Conference, November 2007] Contact, Association of Teachers of English as a Second Language of Ontario, 33(1), 9-10.

1998

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Valeo, A. & Spada, N. (2016) . Is there a better time to focus on form? Teacher and learner views. TESOL Quarterly, 50(2)

2016

Lum, L., Dowedoff, P., Bradley, P., Kerekes, J., & Valeo, A. (2015) . Challenges in oral communication for internationally educated nurses. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 26(1), 83-91.

2015

Spada, N., Jessop, L., Tomita, Y., Suzuki, W., & Valeo, A. (2014) . Isolated and integrated form-focused instruction: Effects on different types of L2 knowledge. Language Teaching Research, 18(4), 453-473. doi: 10.1177/1362168813519883

2014

Valeo, A., & Faez, F. (2013) . Career development and professional attrition of novice ESL teachers. TESL Canada Journal, 31(1), 1-19.

2013

Valeo, A. (2013) . Language awareness in a content-based language programme. Language Awareness, 22(2), 126-145.

2013

Valeo, A. (2013) . The integration of language and content: Form-focused instruction in a content- based language program. The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 16(1), 25-50.

2013

Faez, F., & Valeo, A. (2012) . TESOL teacher education: Novice teachers’ perceptions of their preparedness and efficacy in the classroom. TESOL Quarterly, 46(3), 450-470.

2012

Spada, N., Barkaoui, K., Peters, C., So, M., & Valeo, A. (2009) . Developing a questionnaire to investigate second-language learners’ preferences for form-focused instruction. System, 37, 70-81.

2009

Valeo, A. (2009) . The integration of language and content. Contact Research Symposium Issue, 35(2), 71-82.

2009

Valeo, A. (1998) . A case study of employee participation in a workplace ESL program. TESL Canada Journal, 16(1), 75-83.

1998

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Valeo, A. & Haque, E. (2017, August) . CLB and NCLC: 20 Years of Policy and Practice. Teacher Perceptions of the Benchmark Policy. Language Policy and Planning Conference. Toronto, ON.

2017

Valeo, A., Barkaoui, K., Cook, W., & Luke, J. (2017, August) . The Relationship between Institutional Language Policy, ESL Teachers’ Conceptions of L2 Writing and Classroom Assessment Practices. Language Policy and Planning Conference, Toronto, ON.

2017

Barkaoui, K. & Valeo, A. (2017, July) . Factors Influencing ELT Teachers’ Decisions when Designing Tasks to Assess Student Writing. 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Rio de Janiero, Brazil

2017

Barkaoui, K., Valeo, A. Rezaei, A. (2017, June) . Designing ESL Writing Assessment Tasks: Teachers’ Conceptions, Decisions and Practices. TESL Canada Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

2017

Valeo, A. & Barkaoui, K. (2017, May) . Providing Written Feedback in the ESL Classroom: Teachers’ Conceptions and Practices. Canadian Association for Applied Linguistics (CAAL), Toronto, ON.

2017

Valeo, A. & Barkaoui, K. (2017, March) . Feedback on L2 Writing: Teachers beliefs and practices across contexts. TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA, USA.

2017

Valeo, A. & Barkaoui, K. (2016, July) .Teachers’ awareness of their use of feedback in L2 Writing: Case studies in ESL classrooms. International Conference for the Association of Language Awareness, Vienna, Austria.

2016

Barkaoui, K. & Valeo, A. (2016, July) . Case studies of ESL teachers’ practices and beliefs about L2 writing assessment.European Conference on Language Learning, Brighton, U.K.

2016

Faez, F. & Valeo, A. (2015, Nov) . Teachers in transition: Career development of novice ESL teachers. TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Canada.

2015

Valeo, A., Faez, F., Khan, R., & Priven, D. (2014, Oct) . Questions in the classroom: Action research for ESL teachers. TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Canada.

2014

Kerekes, J.,Altidoor-Brooks, A., & Valeo, A. (2014, May) . Integrating pragmatic competence into a bridging program for internationally educated nurses (IENs). Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.

2014

Valeo, A. (2013, September) . The ESL teacher in the ESP classroom: Teaching occupation-specific language. British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

2013

Valeo, A., & Faez, F. (2013, March) . Connecting TESOL teacher education and career development: Novice teachers’ experiences. TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX, USA.

2013

Valeo, A., Kerekes, J., Lum, L., & Bradley, P. (2013, March) . Internationally educated nurses: Developing their pragmatic competence for workplace success. TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX. USA.

2013

Valeo, A. (2012, June) . Assessing awareness of language and content: What do learners notice? Language Awareness Montreal, QC, Canada.

2012

Concario, M., Da Nobrega, M.H., & Valeo, A. (2012, June) . Colloquia: Content-based approaches and awareness of language. Language Awareness Montreal, QC, Canada.

2012

Faez, F., & Valeo, A. (2012, May) . ESL teacher education: Novice teacher perceptions of preparedness and efficacy to teach. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL) Conference, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

2012

Valeo, A. & Faez, F. (2012, March) . Novice TESOL teachers’ perceptions of teacher education: what’s useful and what’s not. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Boston, MA, USA.

2012

CLB Revisions and Validation Co-presenter with D. Blouin Carbonneau, N. Elson, and G. Routhier. TESL Ontario Annual Conference 2011, Toronto, Canada.

2011

Enhancing professionalism: Framework of Post TESL Certificate training for ESL instructors Co-presenter with C. Cohen, and C. Peters. TESL Ontario Annual Conference 2011, Toronto, Canada.

2011

Integrating language and content: Focus on form in a content-based language program Lecture Series in Linguistics, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, November 2011, Faculty of LA& PS, York University.

2011

Valeo, A. (2011, August) . Integrating language and content: The effect of FFI in a content-based language class for adults preparing for employment. 15th World Conference of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Beijing, China

2011

Faez, F., & Valeo, A. (2011, October) . TESOL teacher education: Novice teachers’ perceptions of their preparedness and efficacy in the classroom. TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Canada

2011

Valeo, A. (2009, March) . Challenges of SLA research in the content-based language classroom. TESOL Doctoral Forum, Denver, CO, USA.

2009

Valeo, A. (2009, March) . The integration of language and content: Form-focused instruction in a content-based language program. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Denver, CO, USA.

2009

Valeo, A. (2008, June) . Language awareness in a content-based language program. 9th International Conference for the Association of Language Awareness (ALA) , Hong Kong, China.

2008

The integration of language and content. 36th Annual TESL Ontario, Conference Symposium, 2008, Toronto, Canada.

2008

Valeo, A. (2008, March) . The integration of language and content: Form-focused instruction in a content-based language program, Poster presentation. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Washington, D.C., USA.

2008

Specialised Language Training for Childcare and Healthcare. Co-presenter with H. Cabaj. Moving Forward: Enhanced Language Training Conference, 2007, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

2007

Spada, N., Peters, C., & So, M., Valeo, A. (2006, March) . Integrated and isolated form-focused instruction. AAAL/CAAL Joint Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2006

Valeo, A., (2006, March). The professional development of ESOL administrators. 41st Annual TESOL Convention, Tampa, Florida, USA.

2006

Career Planning in TESL: Interview Skills. TESL Toronto Conference 2005, Toronto, Canada.

2005

Spada, N., Peters, C., So, M., & Valeo, A. (2005, October) . Integrated and isolated form-focused instruction. Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), New York, N.Y., USA.

2005

ESL for the Workplace. Co-presenter with E. Gawronski & L. Dominquez. Ontario Region LINC Assessors Conference, 2002, Toronto, Canada.

2002

Implementing Task-based Assessment and Evaluation: LINC Levels 1-4. Workshop facilitator. New Experiences for Refugee Women Community Agency, 2002, Toronto, Canada.

2002

Using the Internet to Teach and Learn ESL for the Workplace. Frontier College, 2002, Toronto, Canada.

2002

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Cohen, C. & Valeo, A. (2012) . Enhancing professionalism: A framework for post TESL certificate training. INSCAN

2012

Other

Publication
Year

Valeo, A. (in press) . Isolated and integrated form-focused instruction. TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.

In press

Valeo, A. (2013, March) . The TESL Ontario member survey: A brief report. Contact, 39(1), 54-58. Retrieved from http://www.teslontario.net/uploads/publications/contact/ContactSpring2011.pdf

2013

TESL Ontario (2011). Framework for Post TESL Certificate Training. Toronto, ON: Author http://www.teslontario.net/framework2010/TESL%20Ontario%20Framework%20for%20Post%20TESL%20Certificate%20Training_2011.pdf

2011


My areas of specialization include instructed second language acquisition with a focus on content and language integrated contexts, corrective feedback, form-focussed instruction, and language teacher education and professional development. My recent research activities include a project investigating teacher beliefs and practices of writing assessment in ESL classrooms and research exploring how to support academic achievement for university students from an ESL background. I teach graduate courses in applied linguistics, TESOL and undergraduate ESL content-based courses. Currently, I coordinate the York University undergraduate credit ESL program and the TESOL Certificate Program.

Degrees

PhD, OISE/University of Toronto
M.Ed., University of Sheffield
B.A., English Literature, York University
TESOL Certificate, University of Toronto

Appointments

Faculty of Education

Professional Leadership

TESOL Certificate Program Coordinator, York University ESL Coordinator, York University TESL Canada Journal Co-editor TESL Ontario Research Registry Coordinator

Research Interests

Post-Secondary Education and Research , Adult Education, second language acquisition, language teaching and learning, teacher education and development, Instructed SLA

Current Research Projects

Writing Assessment in the ESL Classroom: Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co-investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Jul   Year: 2014

    End Date:
      Month: Jul   Year: 2019

    Funders:
    SSHRC Insight Grant

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Haque, E., & Valeo, A. (2016) . Teaching and assessment with the CLB: Teacher experiences and perspectives. In Jezak, M (Ed.) Language is the Key: The Canadian Language Benchmark Model, pp. 68-88. Ottawa: Ottawa University Press.

2016

Valeo, A. (2015) . Focus on form: Addressing grammatical accuracy in an employment-specific language program. In Christison, M., Christian, D., Duff, P.A., & Spada, N. (Eds) . Teaching and Learning English Grammar: Research Findings and Future Directions (pp 1- 23). NY: Routledge

2015

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Valeo, A. (2008) . [Review of the book Investigating Tasks in Formal Language Learning, edited by Maria del Pilar Garcia Mayo, New York: Multilingual Matters.] Canadian Modern Language Review, 64(3), 534-536.

2008

Valeo, A. (2007) . [Review of plenary address Teaching Spoken English: Seven Essential Concepts, by Judy Gilbert at the TESL Ontario Conference, November 2007] Contact, Association of Teachers of English as a Second Language of Ontario, 33(1), 9-10.

1998

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Valeo, A. & Spada, N. (2016) . Is there a better time to focus on form? Teacher and learner views. TESOL Quarterly, 50(2)

2016

Lum, L., Dowedoff, P., Bradley, P., Kerekes, J., & Valeo, A. (2015) . Challenges in oral communication for internationally educated nurses. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 26(1), 83-91.

2015

Spada, N., Jessop, L., Tomita, Y., Suzuki, W., & Valeo, A. (2014) . Isolated and integrated form-focused instruction: Effects on different types of L2 knowledge. Language Teaching Research, 18(4), 453-473. doi: 10.1177/1362168813519883

2014

Valeo, A., & Faez, F. (2013) . Career development and professional attrition of novice ESL teachers. TESL Canada Journal, 31(1), 1-19.

2013

Valeo, A. (2013) . Language awareness in a content-based language programme. Language Awareness, 22(2), 126-145.

2013

Valeo, A. (2013) . The integration of language and content: Form-focused instruction in a content- based language program. The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 16(1), 25-50.

2013

Faez, F., & Valeo, A. (2012) . TESOL teacher education: Novice teachers’ perceptions of their preparedness and efficacy in the classroom. TESOL Quarterly, 46(3), 450-470.

2012

Spada, N., Barkaoui, K., Peters, C., So, M., & Valeo, A. (2009) . Developing a questionnaire to investigate second-language learners’ preferences for form-focused instruction. System, 37, 70-81.

2009

Valeo, A. (2009) . The integration of language and content. Contact Research Symposium Issue, 35(2), 71-82.

2009

Valeo, A. (1998) . A case study of employee participation in a workplace ESL program. TESL Canada Journal, 16(1), 75-83.

1998

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Valeo, A. & Haque, E. (2017, August) . CLB and NCLC: 20 Years of Policy and Practice. Teacher Perceptions of the Benchmark Policy. Language Policy and Planning Conference. Toronto, ON.

2017

Valeo, A., Barkaoui, K., Cook, W., & Luke, J. (2017, August) . The Relationship between Institutional Language Policy, ESL Teachers’ Conceptions of L2 Writing and Classroom Assessment Practices. Language Policy and Planning Conference, Toronto, ON.

2017

Barkaoui, K. & Valeo, A. (2017, July) . Factors Influencing ELT Teachers’ Decisions when Designing Tasks to Assess Student Writing. 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Rio de Janiero, Brazil

2017

Barkaoui, K., Valeo, A. Rezaei, A. (2017, June) . Designing ESL Writing Assessment Tasks: Teachers’ Conceptions, Decisions and Practices. TESL Canada Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

2017

Valeo, A. & Barkaoui, K. (2017, May) . Providing Written Feedback in the ESL Classroom: Teachers’ Conceptions and Practices. Canadian Association for Applied Linguistics (CAAL), Toronto, ON.

2017

Valeo, A. & Barkaoui, K. (2017, March) . Feedback on L2 Writing: Teachers beliefs and practices across contexts. TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA, USA.

2017

Valeo, A. & Barkaoui, K. (2016, July) .Teachers’ awareness of their use of feedback in L2 Writing: Case studies in ESL classrooms. International Conference for the Association of Language Awareness, Vienna, Austria.

2016

Barkaoui, K. & Valeo, A. (2016, July) . Case studies of ESL teachers’ practices and beliefs about L2 writing assessment.European Conference on Language Learning, Brighton, U.K.

2016

Faez, F. & Valeo, A. (2015, Nov) . Teachers in transition: Career development of novice ESL teachers. TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Canada.

2015

Valeo, A., Faez, F., Khan, R., & Priven, D. (2014, Oct) . Questions in the classroom: Action research for ESL teachers. TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Canada.

2014

Kerekes, J.,Altidoor-Brooks, A., & Valeo, A. (2014, May) . Integrating pragmatic competence into a bridging program for internationally educated nurses (IENs). Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.

2014

Valeo, A. (2013, September) . The ESL teacher in the ESP classroom: Teaching occupation-specific language. British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

2013

Valeo, A., & Faez, F. (2013, March) . Connecting TESOL teacher education and career development: Novice teachers’ experiences. TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX, USA.

2013

Valeo, A., Kerekes, J., Lum, L., & Bradley, P. (2013, March) . Internationally educated nurses: Developing their pragmatic competence for workplace success. TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX. USA.

2013

Valeo, A. (2012, June) . Assessing awareness of language and content: What do learners notice? Language Awareness Montreal, QC, Canada.

2012

Concario, M., Da Nobrega, M.H., & Valeo, A. (2012, June) . Colloquia: Content-based approaches and awareness of language. Language Awareness Montreal, QC, Canada.

2012

Faez, F., & Valeo, A. (2012, May) . ESL teacher education: Novice teacher perceptions of preparedness and efficacy to teach. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL) Conference, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

2012

Valeo, A. & Faez, F. (2012, March) . Novice TESOL teachers’ perceptions of teacher education: what’s useful and what’s not. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Boston, MA, USA.

2012

CLB Revisions and Validation Co-presenter with D. Blouin Carbonneau, N. Elson, and G. Routhier. TESL Ontario Annual Conference 2011, Toronto, Canada.

2011

Enhancing professionalism: Framework of Post TESL Certificate training for ESL instructors Co-presenter with C. Cohen, and C. Peters. TESL Ontario Annual Conference 2011, Toronto, Canada.

2011

Integrating language and content: Focus on form in a content-based language program Lecture Series in Linguistics, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, November 2011, Faculty of LA& PS, York University.

2011

Valeo, A. (2011, August) . Integrating language and content: The effect of FFI in a content-based language class for adults preparing for employment. 15th World Conference of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Beijing, China

2011

Faez, F., & Valeo, A. (2011, October) . TESOL teacher education: Novice teachers’ perceptions of their preparedness and efficacy in the classroom. TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Canada

2011

Valeo, A. (2009, March) . Challenges of SLA research in the content-based language classroom. TESOL Doctoral Forum, Denver, CO, USA.

2009

Valeo, A. (2009, March) . The integration of language and content: Form-focused instruction in a content-based language program. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Denver, CO, USA.

2009

Valeo, A. (2008, June) . Language awareness in a content-based language program. 9th International Conference for the Association of Language Awareness (ALA) , Hong Kong, China.

2008

The integration of language and content. 36th Annual TESL Ontario, Conference Symposium, 2008, Toronto, Canada.

2008

Valeo, A. (2008, March) . The integration of language and content: Form-focused instruction in a content-based language program, Poster presentation. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Washington, D.C., USA.

2008

Specialised Language Training for Childcare and Healthcare. Co-presenter with H. Cabaj. Moving Forward: Enhanced Language Training Conference, 2007, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

2007

Spada, N., Peters, C., & So, M., Valeo, A. (2006, March) . Integrated and isolated form-focused instruction. AAAL/CAAL Joint Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2006

Valeo, A., (2006, March). The professional development of ESOL administrators. 41st Annual TESOL Convention, Tampa, Florida, USA.

2006

Career Planning in TESL: Interview Skills. TESL Toronto Conference 2005, Toronto, Canada.

2005

Spada, N., Peters, C., So, M., & Valeo, A. (2005, October) . Integrated and isolated form-focused instruction. Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), New York, N.Y., USA.

2005

ESL for the Workplace. Co-presenter with E. Gawronski & L. Dominquez. Ontario Region LINC Assessors Conference, 2002, Toronto, Canada.

2002

Implementing Task-based Assessment and Evaluation: LINC Levels 1-4. Workshop facilitator. New Experiences for Refugee Women Community Agency, 2002, Toronto, Canada.

2002

Using the Internet to Teach and Learn ESL for the Workplace. Frontier College, 2002, Toronto, Canada.

2002

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Cohen, C. & Valeo, A. (2012) . Enhancing professionalism: A framework for post TESL certificate training. INSCAN

2012

Other

Publication
Year

Valeo, A. (in press) . Isolated and integrated form-focused instruction. TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.

In press

Valeo, A. (2013, March) . The TESL Ontario member survey: A brief report. Contact, 39(1), 54-58. Retrieved from http://www.teslontario.net/uploads/publications/contact/ContactSpring2011.pdf

2013

TESL Ontario (2011). Framework for Post TESL Certificate Training. Toronto, ON: Author http://www.teslontario.net/framework2010/TESL%20Ontario%20Framework%20for%20Post%20TESL%20Certificate%20Training_2011.pdf

2011