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Geoff Lawrence

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Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S560
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

Examining Language Teaching Technology Use in Post-Secondary English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Programs

    Summary:

    This 3-year SSHRC-funded project examines how educational technologies are being used in post-secondary EAP programs across North America.

    Description:

    The goal of this project “Examining Language Teaching Technology Use in Post-Secondary English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Programs” is to examine, document and share the largely unknown ways technology is being used in post-secondary EAP programs. This multi-staged, mixed methods study has surveyed teacher, administrator and student views towards technology use in EAP along with examining technology-mediated EAP teaching practices and their impacts on varied stakeholders. The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of technology-mediated practices in English language teaching, program design and research, recognizing the needs of increasing numbers of international students in North American post-secondary programs requiring academic English language skills.

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    Role: Principal Investigator

LINCDIRE - Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Re-Invented

    Summary:

    LINCDIRE (LINguistic and Cultural DIversity Reinvented - funded through a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant) is a project with partners in Canada, the USA, and France designed to formalize an international partnership focusing on enhancing linguistic and cultural awareness, and to develop an online environment to foster plurilingualism in language education practices. 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 an e-portfolio digital environment – Language Integration through E-portfolio (LITE) – which is being used in language classrooms in K-12 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


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

Examining Language Teaching Technology Use in Post-Secondary English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Programs

    Summary:

    This 3-year SSHRC-funded project examines how educational technologies are being used in post-secondary EAP programs across North America.

    Description:

    The goal of this project “Examining Language Teaching Technology Use in Post-Secondary English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Programs” is to examine, document and share the largely unknown ways technology is being used in post-secondary EAP programs. This multi-staged, mixed methods study has surveyed teacher, administrator and student views towards technology use in EAP along with examining technology-mediated EAP teaching practices and their impacts on varied stakeholders. The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of technology-mediated practices in English language teaching, program design and research, recognizing the needs of increasing numbers of international students in North American post-secondary programs requiring academic English language skills.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

LINCDIRE - Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Re-Invented

    Summary:

    LINCDIRE (LINguistic and Cultural DIversity Reinvented - funded through a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant) is a project with partners in Canada, the USA, and France designed to formalize an international partnership focusing on enhancing linguistic and cultural awareness, and to develop an online environment to foster plurilingualism in language education practices. 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 an e-portfolio digital environment – Language Integration through E-portfolio (LITE) – which is being used in language classrooms in K-12 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