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Scott Douglas
Scott Roy Douglas, BA MEd PhD (Calgary)

Assistant Professor

Research and Teaching Areas

Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL)


An Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at UBC’s Okanagan campus, Dr. Douglas has worked with additional language learners throughout the world from the Middle East to Asia. Dr. Douglas teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including Developing Instructional Strategies for English as a Second Language (ESL)/French as a Second Language (FSL), ESL in Inclusive Education, ESL in Secondary Education, and Additional Language Teaching and Learning.

Research Interests

Dr. Douglas’ research interests primarily reside in the field of Teaching English as an Additional language.  Focusing on the transition from high school to university, current research includes inquiry into the lexical demands of post-secondary studies in English, vocabulary teaching and learning, academic writing teaching and assessment, English language proficiency testing, and English for Academic Purposes curriculum and materials design.  

Scholarly Contributions

Dr. Douglas is the author of Academic Inquiry: Writing for Post-secondary Success, and the co-author of Q Skills for Success Reading and Writing 5, both published by Oxford University Press.  Dr. Douglas’ work can also be found in the Journal of International Migration and Integration, the Canadian Journal of Higher Education, the TESL Canada Journal, and the Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics.  His professional articles can be found in the BC TEAL news and the ATESL Newsletter. Dr. Douglas has also presented at the provincial, national, and international level in Canada, the USA, Taiwan, and Japan.  An example of one of Dr. Douglas' keynote presentations can be found here. 

Academic Service

Dr. Douglas is an active member of the association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL). He is the editor of the BC TEAL Journal.

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