Leila Ranta, PhD
A second area of engagement has been the study abroad experience. This includes a SSHRC-funded study of international graduate students’ exposure to English and my ongoing role as the Academic Advisor for the Visiting Students Certificate Program (VSCP) at the University of Alberta International.
Students will learn how to respond to adult ESL students' learning needs using current ESL teaching principles and techniques, design lesson plans, evaluate resources, and assess learner progress. Prerequisites: EDPY 416.
Issues relating to the teaching of English as a global language are explored. A general approach to analyzing the teaching of English for international communication in different settings is developed. Topics may include: functions of language; diglossia; World Englishes; language endangerment; language planning; communicative language teaching in non-Western settings; content-based instruction; washback in language testing. Priority given to TESL Diploma, MEd, and PhD students. Students from other programs require consent of the TESL program.
Ranta, L. & Lyster, R.
Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness. 2018 January;
Light, J. & Ranta, L.
TESL Canada Journal. 2016 January; 33 (2):40-56
Ranta, L., & Meckelborg, A.
Canadian Modern Language Review. 2013 January; 69 (1):1–33
White, J., & Ranta, L.
Language Awareness. 2002 January; 11 (4):259-290
Lyster, R., & Ranta, L.
Studies in Second Language Acquisition. 1997 January; 19 (1):37-66