OLBI Research Forum

The aim of the Forum is to provide a platform for an exchange between the University of Ottawa's researchers and the guest international and national speakers in the domains of second language teaching and language policy.

Admission is free. Students are welcome.

The forum is open to all, but registration is required by email at ilobdir@uOttawa.ca.

Presentations are broadcasted online via the following link: @ILOBOLBI

Next Forum:

Jaffer Sheyholislami, PhD, Carleton University And Rahim Surkhi, Ph.D. Carleton University, and University of Ottawa

Date: March 29, 2019

Time: 13:00 – 14:30

Location: MHN 509

Title: Automated Corrective Feedback in the Context of ASR-supported Pronunciation Training: how effective can it be?

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Natasha Artemeva, Carleton University

WhenMonday, October 7, 2013
Time: 1:00 to 2:30
Location: LPR 284
Title: Beyond the word: Pedagogical practices in the undergraduate mathematics classroom
Abstract: The presentation reports on a study of pedagogical practices used in university undergraduate mathematics classrooms in local and international contexts. Unprecedented international labour mobility among mathematics faculty and graduate students makes investigating disciplinary multimodal pedagogical practices crucial for the development of appropriate supports for the incoming and future faculty.
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Callie Mady, Nipissing University

WhenFriday, October 25, 2013
Time: 1:00 to 2:30
Location: LPR 284
Title: Monolingualism can be cured
Abstract: In Canada, the challenge of learning French as a second official language may not be within the language itself, but within FSOL education. First, students need more equitable access to learn French. Then once they are in class, there is ample room for improvement. Come debunk some of the myths and ponder potential improvements to FSOL education.
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Monika Jezak, Université d’Ottawa
Élissa Beaulieu, Centre des Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens

DateVendredi 7 février 2014
Heure : 13h00 – 14h30
Endroit : LPR 286 (TBC)
Titre : Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) et ses satellites : un référentiel canadien en mouvance
Résumé : Ce forum présentera les derniers développements dans le remaniement du cadre canadien de référence (NCLC). Nous porterons une attention particulière au caractère évolutif de l’instrument canadien ainsi qu’aux raisons d’être d’un cadre national face à l’étendue des applications du cadre européen commun de référence.
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Doreen Starke-Meyerring, McGill University

When : Friday, March 21, 2014
Time: 1:00 to 2:30
Location: LPR 286 (TBD)
Title: The roles of research writing practices in doctoral student retention and degree completion: Doctoral student perspective
Abstract: Drawing on survey and interview data from a cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary study of research writing practices in Canadian research-intensive universities, this forum examines the complex roles current research writing practices play in doctoral student retention and degree completion and explores how they may be addressed.
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