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 on PBLA Impact: Invitation to Participate
LINC and ESL Instructors are invited to participate in a research project PBLA Implementation: Impact on Teaching and Learning.
Purpose of the Study: To examine the impact of PBLA implementation as perceived by a variety of stakeholders, with a focus on instructors’ perspective.
Benefits of participation: This study will allow the instructors to share their experiences with PBLA implementation with a wider audience of colleagues, researchers, and policymakers.
Click here to read the full invitation letter.
Research Project: Examining Language Teaching Technology Use in Post-Secondary English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Programs
The study, Examining Language Teaching Technology Use in Post-Secondary English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Programs, is examining the rapidly evolving technologies being used in Canadian and U.S. post-secondary EAP programs. As there has been very little research in this area, we are looking for EAP instructors and/or administrators currently working in Canada to share your views on EAP technology successes, limitations and emerging areas in need of further research.
If you are currently working in EAP and interested in participating, please complete this survey here: http://www.eaptech.org/take-a-survey-2/ and many thanks for contributing to this much needed research!
Research Project: English language teacher self-efficacy beliefs
My name is Michael Karas and I am a PhD student at Western University. Under the supervision of Dr. Farahnaz Faez, I am investigating ESL teachers’ confidence in their abilities to complete various English teaching tasks (i.e. self-efficacy). We would like to invite you to participate in our study and complete an online survey. The survey portion of the study is completely anonymous and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you can also volunteer to be interviewed, but this is completely optional. All ESL teachers who teach students over the age of 16 are invited to participate. Taking part in this study will allow teachers an opportunity to reflect on their own beliefs and abilities in the classroom. Thank you very much for considering this request. We appreciate your help with our study!
Please click the link to access the survey: https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cV15yphV9ObuuIB
Research Project: English Language Teacher Required Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Beliefs about Pronunciation Instruction
My name is Bei Zhang, an MA student at Western University. I’m currently doing my MA research under the supervision of Dr. Farahnaz Faez focusing on ESL teachers’ self-beliefs regarding pronunciation teaching in Canadian classrooms. We would like to invite you to participate in our study and complete an online survey. The survey is anonymous, and takes about 30 minutes to complete. It’s OK if you don’t have pronunciation teaching experience, your opinions are still extremely valuable. Completing the survey could help in raising your awareness of your strengths and/or weaknesses related to teaching pronunciation. I would really appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey.
Please click the link below to access the survey https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1M3ahPXPG0OsxjD