TESL Ontario is pleased to support research initiatives by giving members a chance to participate. All research initiatives posted here are submitted to an ethics review before they are made available. The final reports will also be made available on this site.
Research Project: Teaching Pragmatics to Newcomers to Canada
I am a Master's student at Brock University and I am looking for teachers to participate in a research project about teaching pragmatics. The participants should have recent experience (in the last 3 years) teaching in ELT, OSLT, or LINC at level 6 or above. The purpose of this research project is to investigate what supports teachers need to teach the socio-cultural aspects of meaning in language that are not conveyed by the grammatical forms alone, so that newcomers will have more opportunity to obtain and retain employment. We would like to learn more about what resources are available and lacking to support teachers’ practices. Should you choose to participate, you will be asked to take part in an email interview requiring approximately 45 minutes to complete.