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Geoff Lawrence

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Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S575
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 88729
Email: glawrenc@yorku.ca

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English language teaching/learning, technology-mediated language teaching & learning, plurilingualism, teacher education/beliefs, intercultural teaching/learning...

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My areas of research and teaching include: technology-mediated language teaching and learning; language teacher education; teacher beliefs; identity and language teaching/learning; English for academic and specific purposes; mixed methods research; intercultural communicative competence, plurilingualism and intercultural teaching/learning.

Research Interests

, ESL & Applied Linguistics

Current Research Projects

LINCDIRE - Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Re-Invented

    Summary:

    LINCDIRE, LINguistic and Cultural DIversity Reinvented, is a 3-year collaborative SSHRC research project between Canada, the USA, and France designed to formalize an international network focusing on linguistic and cultural awareness, and to develop an online environment to foster plurilingualism in North America. The goal of LINCDIRE is to form a partnership among institutions with expertise in different languages and cultures that can allow for the development of a plurilingual theoretical framework to guide pedagogical innovation in language teaching and learning.

    Description:

    The project includes the design and implementation of a digital environment – Language Integration through E-portfolio (LITE) – which is being used in language classrooms in secondary and post-secondary institutions to enhance and maintain diversity by interconnecting a plurality of languages and cultures. By networking across institutions that have knowledge in language education, LINCDIRE will become a leading voice in the theory and practice of plurilingualism. This partnership research project has involved a range of international institutions: M’Chigeeng First Nation School, Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Schools, University of New Brunswick, York University, University of Ottawa, Middlebury College and the University of Grenoble. For more information, see: https://www.lincdireproject.org/

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    Role: Co-Investigator

The International, Collaborative LINCDIRE (Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Re-Invented) Research Project

    Summary:

    LINCDIRE, LINguistic and Cultural DIversity Reinvented, is a 3-year collaborative research project with Canadian, American, and French institutions: M’Chigeeng First Nation School, Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Schools, University of New Brunswick, York University, University of Ottawa, Middlebury College and the University of Grenoble. The goal of this project is to design and implement an online tool called LITE: Language Integration through E-portfolio (LITE). LITE will be used in language classrooms in primary, secondary and post-secondary institutions to enhance and maintain diversity by interconnecting a plurality of languages and cultures, including Aboriginal and heritage languages. See: https://www.lincdireproject.org/ for more information.

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    Role: Co-Investigator


English language teaching/learning, technology-mediated language teaching & learning, plurilingualism, teacher education/beliefs, intercultural teaching/learning...

My areas of research and teaching include: technology-mediated language teaching and learning; language teacher education; teacher beliefs; identity and language teaching/learning; English for academic and specific purposes; mixed methods research; intercultural communicative competence, plurilingualism and intercultural teaching/learning.

Research Interests

, ESL & Applied Linguistics

Current Research Projects

LINCDIRE - Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Re-Invented

    Summary:

    LINCDIRE, LINguistic and Cultural DIversity Reinvented, is a 3-year collaborative SSHRC research project between Canada, the USA, and France designed to formalize an international network focusing on linguistic and cultural awareness, and to develop an online environment to foster plurilingualism in North America. The goal of LINCDIRE is to form a partnership among institutions with expertise in different languages and cultures that can allow for the development of a plurilingual theoretical framework to guide pedagogical innovation in language teaching and learning.

    Description:

    The project includes the design and implementation of a digital environment – Language Integration through E-portfolio (LITE) – which is being used in language classrooms in secondary and post-secondary institutions to enhance and maintain diversity by interconnecting a plurality of languages and cultures. By networking across institutions that have knowledge in language education, LINCDIRE will become a leading voice in the theory and practice of plurilingualism. This partnership research project has involved a range of international institutions: M’Chigeeng First Nation School, Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Schools, University of New Brunswick, York University, University of Ottawa, Middlebury College and the University of Grenoble. For more information, see: https://www.lincdireproject.org/

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co-Investigator

The International, Collaborative LINCDIRE (Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Re-Invented) Research Project

    Summary:

    LINCDIRE, LINguistic and Cultural DIversity Reinvented, is a 3-year collaborative research project with Canadian, American, and French institutions: M’Chigeeng First Nation School, Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Schools, University of New Brunswick, York University, University of Ottawa, Middlebury College and the University of Grenoble. The goal of this project is to design and implement an online tool called LITE: Language Integration through E-portfolio (LITE). LITE will be used in language classrooms in primary, secondary and post-secondary institutions to enhance and maintain diversity by interconnecting a plurality of languages and cultures, including Aboriginal and heritage languages. See: https://www.lincdireproject.org/ for more information.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co-Investigator