Vol 46, No 1-2 Fall (2018)

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and Newcomer Integration

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) may not be a familiar term for many people in Newfoundland and Labrador, and TESL professionals in the province are a very small group. One can easily count the numbers of ESL teachers in the K-12 school system, the government sponsored Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program, and the ESL Department at Memorial University. There are also a few ESL teachers in the community and a handful of graduate students who came from, and taught ESL in, different parts of the world and are still interested in the field. TESL professionals work with very diverse student populations and they need to feel connected and have their voices heard in a rather homogeneous province with a predominantly white English speaking population (Statistics Canada, 2016).

Table of Contents

Guest Editor's Notes

At the Juncture of TESL, Multicultural Education, and Newcomer Integration PDF
Xuemei Li

Research Articles

Teaching English Pronunciation to Adult Refugees: A Personal Narrative of a Graduate Student in Newfoundland PDF
Juan Marcelo Zapata Rugel

Vocabulary in ESL Reading: A Narrative Self-Study by Tutoring an Arabic-Speaking Syrian Woman PDF
Yushuo Zhang

Affective Factors in Second Language Writing: Is It a Matter of Concern? PDF
Joyshree Deb

Engaging in English Speaking Teaching Based on a Task-Based Approach: “Role-Play” with an Adult Syrian in an Experiential Learning PDF
Ling Ding

Do You Speak Chinese, Mandarin, or Cantonese? An Explanation Based on a Native Chinese Speaker’s Early Experience PDF
Cheng Li

The Role of Arts-Based Research in Creating Safe Spaces for Newcomer Refugees PDF
Haley Rebecca Mary Toll

Discussion Paper

Newcomer Integration and Academic Support in Newfoundland and Labrador PDF
Xuemei Li, Hua Que

Issues in Providing English as a Second Language Training to Refugees: Lessons from Newfoundland and Labrador PDF
Tony Fang, Kerri Neil, David R. Brake, Halina Sapeha

Reflections on 20 Years of ESL Teaching in St. John’s: Changes and Challenges PDF
Martha Trahey

Grade Level Placement for Refugee Students: Determining Appropriate Placement PDF
Suzanne Fitzpatrick

Teaching Diversity: Helping Newcomer Students Adjust Academically PDF
Mohammad Ali Bakhshi, Hua Que, Xuemei Li

Newcomers, Creative Spaces, and Connection Through Art PDF
Leah Lewis, Heather McLeod, Xuemei Li, Haley Toll

The Education of Immigrant and Refugee Students in NL: What Philosophy of Education Might Say PDF
James Scott Johnston

ISSN: 0384-50-28