Scott Douglas

Associate Professor

Education
Other Titles: Director, English as an Additional Language Programs
Office: EME3151
Phone: 250.807.9277
Email: scott.douglas@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor



Research Summary

Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL); Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); Applied Linguistics; English Language Teaching (ELT); Curriculum and Materials Design; English for Academic Purposes (EAP); English Language Learning (ELL); Short-Term Study Abroad

Courses & Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

EDUC 407 Concept Studies Module 1—Developing Instructional Strategies ESL/FSL
EDUC 436 Developing Curricular Vision for a Democratic Society
EDUC 459 ESL in Secondary Education

Post-Baccalaureate Courses

LLED 494 Introduction to Additional Language Teaching and Learning
LLED 495 Curriculum and Materials Design in Additional Language Teaching and Learning
LLED 496 Theory and Practice in Additional Language Teaching and Learning

Graduate Courses

EDUC 560 Directed Studies in Education: TESOL Inquiry
IGS 620 Advanced Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies: TESOL Frameworks
EDUC 524 Language Teaching and Learning

Biography

Scott Roy Douglas is an associate professor in the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan School of Education.  He enjoys working with teacher candidates, graduate students, and in-service teachers exploring English as an additional language teaching and learning in a wide range of contexts.  His research interests include English for academic purposes, short-term study abroad, intercultural communicative competence, teacher education/development, and materials design.  Scott is the editor of the BC TEAL Journal, the peer-reviewed publication of the Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language.

Websites

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=4qj95MYAAAAJ&hl=en

Degrees

PhD (University of Calgary)

Research Interests & Projects

SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2018-2020):

  • Alternative Pathways: Examining the Impact of English for Academic Purposes on the Undergraduate Experiences of Students from Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
  • With Dr. C. Doe (Mount Saint Vincent University) and Dr. L. Cheng (Queen’s University)

UBC Excellence Fund (2018-2021):

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) Support in the Writing and Research Centre, UBC Okanagan Library
  • With A. Brobbel (University of British Columbia)

Selected Publications & Presentations

Books

Caplan, N. A. & Douglas, S. R. (2020). Q Skills for Success Reading and Writing 5 (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Douglas, S. R. (2018). Academic Inquiry 4: Essays and Research. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Refereed Articles and Chapters

Douglas, S. R., Doe, C., & Cheng, L. (2020). The role of the interlocutor: Factors impeding workplace communication with newcomers speaking English as an additional language. Canadian Modern Language Review, 76(1), 31 – 49. https://doi.org/10.3138/cmlr.2018-0161

Douglas, S. R. (2020). Counterfactual understandings: What Japanese undergraduate students wish they had known before a short-term study abroad experience. TESL-EJ, 23(4). 1–19. Retrieved from http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume23/ej92/ej92a2/

Douglas, S. R. (2019). The productive lexical profile of an undergraduate non-credit academic writing course. In A. Tsedryk & C. Doe (Eds.), The description, measurement, and pedagogy of words (pp. 142–172). Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Douglas, S. R., Sano, F., & Rosvold, M. (2018). Short-term study abroad: The storied experiences of teacher candidates from Japan. LEARNing Landscapes Journal, 11(2), 127-140. Retrieved from https://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/951

Douglas, S. R. & Rosvold, M. (2018). Intercultural communicative competence and English for academic purposes: A synthesis review of the scholarly literature. Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 21(1), 23-42. Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/CJAL/article/view/25337

Riley, T. & Douglas, S. R. (2016). The multicultural café: Enhancing authentic interaction for adult English language learners through service learning. TESL Canada Journal, 34(11), 25-50. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v34i1.1254

Roessingh, H., Douglas, S. R. & Wojtalewicz, B. (2016). Lexical standards for expository writing at grade 3: The transition from early literacy to academic literacy. Language and Literacy, 18(3), 123-144. http://dx.doi.org/10.20360/G2W59P 

Douglas, S. R. (2016). Preparing for linguistic diversity: Teacher candidate reflections on an elementary education course in additional language teaching and learning. In M. Hirschkorn & J. Mueller (Eds.), What should Canada’s teachers know? Teacher capacities: Knowledge, beliefs and skills (pp. 536-568). Ottawa, ON: Canadian Association for Teacher Education. Retrieved from https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-36OcipMmoPbTdia2hrN1F5RjQ/view

Douglas, S. R. (2015). The relationship between lexical frequency profiling measures and rater judgements of spoken and written general English language proficiency on the CELPIP-General Test. TESL Canada Journal, 32(9), 43-64. Retrieved from http://www.teslcanadajournal.ca/index.php/tesl/article/view/1217

Douglas, S. R. (2015). Student perspectives on a short-term study abroad experience. In N. Sonda, A. Krause, and H. Brown (Eds.), JALT2014 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT. 208-216. [Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings 4,443 words including references]. Retrieved from http://jalt-publications.org/proceedings/articles/4708-student-perspectives-short-term-study-abroad-experience

Douglas, S. R. & Kim, M. (2014). Task-based language teaching and English for academic purposes: An investigation into instructor perceptions and practice in the Canadian context. TESL Canada Journal, 31(8), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v31i0.1184

Douglas, S. R. (2014). Concurrent validity and EAP instructor-assessed final grades. International Student Experience Journal, 2(2), 14-18. Retrieved from http://isejournal.weebly.com/uploads/1/6/3/1/16311372/douglas.pdf

Douglas, S. R. (2014). Teacher perceptions of task-based language teaching and learning across Canada. In H.M. McGarrell & D. Woods (eds.) Contact: Refereed Special Research Symposium Issue, 40(2), 11-31. Available at http://www.teslontario.net/publication/research-symposium

Douglas, S. R. (2013). After the first 2,000: A response to Horst’s “Mainstreaming second language vocabulary acquisition.” Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 16(1), 189-199. Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/CJAL/article/view/21298

Roessingh, H. & Douglas, S. R. (2013). Raising the lexical bar: The potential of teacher talk to support learning academic vocabulary. In Cowart, M.T. and Anderson, G. (Eds.) Teaching and Leading in Diverse Schools. Arlington, VA: Cahn Nam Publishers, Inc. 99-124.

Douglas, S. R. (2013). The lexical breadth of undergraduate novice level writing competency. Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 16(1), 152-170. Retrieved from http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/CJAL/article/view/21176

Roessingh, H. & Douglas, S. R. (2012). Educational outcomes of English language learners at university. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 42(1), 80-97. Retrieved from http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/cjhe/article/view/182449/182509

Roessingh, H. & Douglas, S. R. (2012). English language learners’ transitional needs from high school to university: An exploratory study. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 13(3), 285-301. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-011-0202-8

Plenary/Keynote/Feature Speaker

Douglas, S. (2018, June 8). Additional Language Vocabulary Teaching and Learning: Thresholds, Principles, and Strategies. Dalhousie University Language Instructors’ Retreat. Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. Keynote Session.

Douglas, S. (2018, January 8). Academic Inquiry: Meeting the Needs of EAP Writing Instructors and Learners. Oxford University Press Winter Sales Conference: English Language Teaching. San Diego, California, USA. Keynote Address to Canadian ELT Division.

Douglas, S. (2018, January 8). Refreshing the EAL Learning Experience: Going Beyond the Classroom with Extensive Reading and Skills Videos. Oxford University Press Winter Sales Conference: English Language Teaching. San Diego, California, USA. Keynote Workshop to Canadian ELT Division.

Douglas, S. (2017, October 23). Exploring Lexical Thresholds for Novice Academic Reading and Writing in English. International and English Language Programs Professional Development Day. University of Washington. Seattle, WA. Keynote Address. 

Douglas, S. (2016, Oct. 14). Rubrics that inspire: Assessing vocabulary in EAP writing classrooms. Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) 2016 Conference. Edmonton, Alberta. Featured Speaker.

Douglas, S. (2016, Sept. 30). Writing for Scholarly Publication in the BC TEAL Journal. BC TEAL Interior Conference. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC. Featured Invited Workshop Leader.

Densky, K, & Douglas, S. (2016, April 4). Actions that connect with membership: A case study reflection. Affiliates Day. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Affiliate Day Keynote Address.

Douglas, S. (2015, October 2). Transcending Lexical Boundaries: Vocabulary Thresholds and English Language Proficiency. Tri-TESOL Conference 2015. Highline College, Des Moines, WA, USA. Keynote Address

Douglas, S. (2015, September 3). Helping International and Resident Students Navigate Your Course. Teaching and Learning Institute Internationalization Boot Camp. Selkirk College, Nelson (AM) & Castlegar (PM), BC. Keynote Address

Douglas, S. (2014, October 25). The Puzzle of Additional Language Acquisition: Exploring Learner Insights into Additional Language Teaching and Learning. TESL NS Conference. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Keynote Address

Douglas, S. (2014, October 2). Interior designs: Building teaching and learning communities. BC TEAL Interior Conference. Selkirk College. Nelson, BC. Plenary Address.

Douglas, S. (2013, October). Pathways to Production: Exploring Lexical Thresholds in Speaking and Writing. Teachers of English as a Second Language Association of Ontario Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario. Keynote Address

Douglas, S. (2013, June 7). Pathways and Promises: A Considered Look at EAP in the Canadian Context. University of Manitoba English for Academic Purposes Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Keynote Address.

Douglas, S. (2013, June 7) Vocabulary and the Undergraduate Writer: What Should EAP Students be Aiming for? University of Manitoba English for Academic Purposes Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Keynote Workshop.

Douglas, S. (2012). Unlocking the potential: Creative thinking skills and lexical proficiency. Oxford Day Presentations. National Cheng Kung University, Tainan; Shih Chien University, Taipei; Taichung; National Kaohsiung First University of Science & Technology, Kaohsiung.  Taiwan.  Feature Speaker.

Douglas, S. (2012). Beyond the Basics:  Uncovering the Lexical Demands of Academic Success. TESL New Brunswick Spring Conference. Bathurst, NB. Plenary Address.

Douglas, S. (2012). Constructing vocabulary rubrics:  What are we looking for? TESL New Brunswick Spring Conference, Bathurst, NB.  Plenary Workshop.

Invited Talks and Lectures

Douglas, S. (2019, April 12). You are an English as an additional language scholar: Knowledge creation and dissemination for all. BC TEAL Annual Conference. Langara College, Vancouver BC. Pecha Kucha Invited.

Clark, M., Douglas, S., Grujicic-Alatriste, L., McDonald, K., & Wald, M. (2019, March 14). Demystifying the Academic Publishing and Review Processes. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Annual International Convention, Atlanta, GA. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2019, March 15). English for academic purposes and the undergraduate student experience. Tea with Distinguished TESOLers Round Table. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Annual Convention. Atlanta, GA. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2019, January 11). Enriching the English for Academic Purposes Experience with Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning. English Language School Professional Development Day. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2018, March 23). Vocabulary for Undergraduate Reading and Writing: How Many Words Should Students Know? Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching: Thompson Rivers University. Kamloops, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2018, March 23). Principles of Additional Language Learning that Informed the Development of the Academic Inquiry Series. Department of English as a Second Language, Thompson Rivers University. Kamloops, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2018, March 21). Considerations for Choosing and Creating Materials for EAP learners. Continuing Studies English as a Second Language, Okanagan College. Kelowna, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2018, March 16). Materials Development and Design: Identifying Core Principles. Fraser International College, Simon Fraser University. Burnaby, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2018, March 16). What to Consider When Choosing, Using, and Creating English Language Learning Materials. English Language Institute, University of British Columbia. Vancouver, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2018, March 15). Exploring Principles for Designing, Implementing, and Choosing EAP Materials. English for Academic Purposes/ESL, Capilano University. North Vancouver, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2018, March 14). Key Concepts for EAP Materials Development and Design. English Language Studies, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Surrey, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2017, November 17). Learning Language through Essential Questions. Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT) International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning. Tsukuba, Japan. Unvetted workshop presentation invited by Oxford University Press Japan.

Douglas, S. [panel organizer], Anderson, T., Huang, L., Jang, E., & Zappa-Hollman, S. (2017, May 6). Canadian Research Perspectives on EAL Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. BC TEAL Annual Conference. Vancouver Community College, BC.

Douglas, S. (2017, May 5). BC TEAL’s Fourth Annual Pecha Kucha Event Celebrating 50 Years! BC TEAL Conference, Vancouver Community College, BC. Master of Ceremonies Opening Presentation. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2017, May 4). The Short-Term Study Abroad Experiences of Japanese Teacher Candidates in British Columbia. Language in the Canadian University Colloquium. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2017, March 24). Inquiry Supported Content-based English Language Teaching and Learning. Coffee with Distinguished TESOLers Round Table. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Annual Convention, Seattle, WA. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2016, August 3). Faculty Research: Exploring levels of performance in English as an Additional Language testing. Summer Speaker Series, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2016, May 4-5). Content and language learning: Instructional strategies for post-secondary student success in linguistically diverse classrooms. Professional Development Days. College of the Rockies, Cranbrook, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2016, April 30). Writing for professional and scholarly purposes: Insights from the BC TEAL publications chair. BC TEAL Annual Conference. Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus, BC.  Round Table Talk. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2016, April 30). Language in higher education: Breadth of vocabulary thresholds that support engagement in first year post-secondary reading and writing tasks. BC TEAL Annual Conference. Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus, BC. Part of an invited panel of speakers. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2016, April 29). BC TEAL’s Third Annual Pecha Kucha Event: An Introduction. Master of Ceremonies. BC TEAL Conference, Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus, Surrey, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2016, March 9). Working with Students from EAL backgrounds in Writing and Research Services. Writing and Research Centre Professional Development Workshop and Round Table. UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC. Invited.

Douglas, (2016, March 4). Vocabulary Thresholds that Support Post-Secondary Reading and Writing Success. Languages Canada Annual Conference, Victoria, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2015, February 20). English Language Teaching Publications: Professional, Scholarly, and Pedagogical Opportunities. BC TEAL Vancouver Island Conference, Victoria, BC. Round Table Talk. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2015, September 22). Supporting an EAP writing curriculum with inquiry-based teaching and learning. Fanshawe College, London, Ontario (web presentation). Invited.

Douglas, S. (2015, June 25). Theories of Additional Language Teaching and Learning: An Introduction for Graduate Students in Education. Thompson Rivers University, Kelowna, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2015, August 5). Exploring Essential Questions with Q: Skills for Success Reading and Writing 2nd Edition. Faculty Book Launches from UBC Faculty of Education, Okanagan Campus. University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2015, May 22). PechaKucha for Professional Development. Master of Ceremonies. BC TEAL Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2015, April 20). An updated look at lexical frequency profiling measures and rater judgements of CELPIP levels of performance. Paragon Testing Enterprises, Vancouver, BC. Via Skype. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2015, March 28). Exploring Principles and Practices for English Language Teaching Materials Design. Tea with Distinguished TESOLers Round Table. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Annual Convention, Toronto, ON. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2014, October 18). Panel on teaching English as an Additional Language abroad. Okanagan College TESL Program. Invited.

Douglas, S., Ranson, S., Rauser, K., (2014, Sept 10). Transitions to Teaching: Opportunities Abroad for BC Certified Teachers. Transitions to Teaching Sessions. Faculty of Education, UBC’s Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2014, May 26). Exploring Disciplinary Content as a Vehicle for Academic English Language Acquisition. ESL Services, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2014, May 23). A Short Introduction to PechaKucha. Master of Ceremonies. BC TEAL Conference. Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2014, March). Wants and don’t wants:  Supporting a post-secondary writing curriculum with Academic Inquiry. Professional Development Presentation. Humber College, Toronto, Ontario. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2014, March). Customized materials:  Finding the skills for success. Professional Development Presentation. International Language Schools of Canada (ILSC). Toronto, Ontario. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2014, March). Lexical input activities for EAP composition. Professional Development Presentation. International Language Academy of Canada. Toronto, Ontario. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2014, March). Vocabulary and novice post-secondary academic writing: What should students be aiming for? Professional Development Presentation. Centennial College, Progress Campus. Toronto, Ontario. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2014, March). Engaging input and mandated output:  Vocabulary activities that prime the lexical pump. Professional Development Presentation. York University. Toronto, Ontario. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2014, March). When students build their own path:  Using Academic Inquiry in the writing classroom. Professional Development Presentation. Seneca College. Toronto, Ontario. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2014, March). Research in Practice: Fostering Inquiry as an Additional Language. Part of Modelling Research as a Habit for All Educators. University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. Kelowna, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2013, October). Lexical Input Activities for EAP. Professional Development Day. Mohawk College. Hamilton, Ontario. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2013, October). Lexical Input Activities for EAP. Professional Development Day. Humber College. Toronto, Ontario. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2013, October). Teacher Perceptions of Task-Based Language Teaching and Learning across Canada. Research Symposium on Task-Based Learning and Teaching. TESL Ontario Annual Conference. Toronto, Ontario. Invited.

Kouritzin, S. Thomson, R., Douglas, S., & Imai, H. (2013). The TESL Canada Federation: Fostering Policies for Professionalization. TESL Ontario Annual Conference. Toronto, Ontario. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2013, September). Academic Inquiry in EAP Courses: Writing for Post-Secondary Success. Oxford University Press Canada Summer Sales Conference. Skype Presentation. Invited.

Berg, S., Campbell, R., Douglas, S., & Wetterstrand, G. (2013, May). Trans-curricular teacher education. Working Paper Series, Faculty of Education, Okanagan Campus, University of British Columbia. Invitation to Apply and Accepted.

Kouritzin, S., Thomson, R., Saltzberg, Lin Salzberg, J., Douglas, S., & Aerts, L. (2012). About TESL Canada. TESL Canada Conference 2012. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada. Invited.

Douglas, S. & Finley, A. (2012). Teaching Internationally: Finding, Evaluating, and Securing an International Teaching Position. Transitions to Teaching Sessions. Faculty of Education, UBC’s Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (May 2012). Developing Academic Language Proficiency: The Lexical Journey. President’s Invited Talk:  University of British Columbia Vancouver Campus. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2012). Lexical Richness and Academic Outcomes: Exploring Novice Undergraduate Writing. UBC President’s Research Lunch, Okanagan Campus. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2011). Establishing Principles in English for Academic Purposes Curriculum Design. Thompson Rivers University ESL Department Speaker Series. Kamloops, BC. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2011). Q Reading and Writing: Promoting Success with Essential Questions. Oxford University Press Invited Speaker. George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario. Invited.

Douglas, S. (2011). Strengthening the Vocabulary of University Bound High School Students. Calgary City Teachers’ Convention, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Invited.

Refereed Conference Presentations

Douglas, S., Doe, C., & Wang, P. (2019, June 4). English for Academic Purposes and the Proximal Impacts on Undergraduate Student Experiences. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Conference. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Douglas, S., & Doe, C. (2018, May 29). Hindered Competence: How Interlocutors Inhibit Workplace Communication. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Conference. University of Regina, Regina, SK.

Douglas, S. (2017, May 30). Spoken Workplace Language: Perspectives of Newcomers from Diverse Linguistic Backgrounds. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Douglas, S. (2017, May 26). May I take your order? The interface between non-professionally regulated workplace contexts and two English language testing constructs. Canadian Association of Language Assessment Annual Symposium. York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Douglas, S. & Jones, T. (2017, March 22). Beyond Four Walls: Empowering Academic Thinking Outside of the Classroom. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Douglas, S. (2017, March 22). Best of Affiliate Sessions: Breadth of vocabulary thresholds supporting post-secondary reading and writing. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Sano, F. & Douglas, S. (2016, Sept 3). Exploring Factors that Make Short-Term Study Abroad Successful: Narrative Stories of Japanese Education Students at a Canadian University. Japanese Association of College English Teachers (JACET) 55th International Convention. Hokusei Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan.

Douglas, S. (2016, May 30). Lexical frequency profiling: Exploring validity in standardized English language testing. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Douglas, S. (2016, April 7). Lexical Performance in a General English Language Proficiency Writing Test. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Douglas, S. (2015, October). Grounding an EAL Curriculum with Essential Questions. Tri-TESOL Conference 2015. Highline College, Des Moines, WA, USA.

Rice, K., Diniz, L., Payant, C., Douglas, S., & Sheppard, B. (2015, October). Share your Expertise. Publish with Tri-TESOL Partners. Tri-TESOL Conference 2015. Highline College, Des Moines, WA, USA.

Douglas, S. (2015, May 22). Reconnecting with Theories of Additional Language Teaching and Learning. BC TEAL Annual Conference. University of British Columbia Vancouver Campus, Vancouver, BC.

Douglas, S. (2015, March 28). Fostering Reading and Writing Achievement with Q: Skills for Success. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Annual Convention, Toronto, ON. Oxford University Press Sponsored Presentation.

Douglas, S. (2015, March 26). Unlocking Inquiry-based Learning with a Principled Lexical Framework. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Annual Convention, Toronto, ON. Oxford University Press Sponsored Presentation.

Larsen, D., Caplan, N., Cranker, K., Douglas, S., Ferris, D., Snyder, S. (2015, March 27). Transitioning to College Writing: Language and Sentence Level Skills. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Annual Convention, Toronto, ON.

Douglas, S. (2015, March 21). Characteristics of Test-Taker Vocabulary in Use Associated with Varying Levels of English Language Proficiency Measured by the CELPIP-General Test. American Association for Applied Linguistics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Douglas, S. (2015, March 19). Lexical performance and rater judgements of English language proficiency: Implications for teaching, learning, and assessment. Language Testing Research Colloquium 2015, Eaton Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Douglas, S. (2014, November 24). Perceptions of the Short Term Study Abroad Experience. JALT International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning. Tsukuba, Japan.

Douglas, S. (2014, May 23). Canadian Pathways to University: The Promises and the Research. BC TEAL Annual Conference. Kwantlen University, Richmond, BC.

Douglas, S. (2014, May 26). Exploring lexical validity in standardized English language proficiency testing. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Rossiter, M., Pearson-Terrell, J., & Douglas, S. (2014, May 10). How to get published in TESL. TESL Canada Conference, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan.

Kim, M. & Douglas, S. (2014, May 10). Surveying task-based language teaching and English for academic purposes. TESL Canada Conference, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan.

Douglas, S. (2013, October). Lexical Input and Output Activities for Advanced EAP Composition. TESL Ontario Annual Conference. Toronto, Ontario.

Douglas, S. & Kim, M. (2013, October). Task-based Language Teaching and English for Academic Purposes: An Investigation into Instructor Perceptions and Practice. The 5th Biennial International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Douglas, S. (2013, June). Lexical peers: The vocabulary of first year undergraduates from English speaking backgrounds. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Douglas, S. (2013, June). English for Academic Purposes: exploring the relationship between summative assessment, standardized testing, and lexical profiles. Language Assessment Validation: Diversity in Method and in Stakeholder Perspectives Symposium. Canadian Association of Language Assessment. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference 2013. University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Campbell, R., Berg, S., Douglas, S. & Wetterstrand, G. (2013, June). Trans-Curricular Problem-Based Learning in Teacher Education. Canadian Association for Teacher Education. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference 2013. University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Berg, S., Campbell, R., Douglas, S. [non-presenting author], Wetterstrand, G. (2013, May). Container Courses, Problem Based Learning, and Collaborative Curriculum Constructions. 9th Annual Learning Conference. University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC.

Rossiter, M., Pearson-Terrell, J., Douglas, S., & Ur, P. (2012, October 13). How to get published in TESL. Forum presented at the TESL Canada Conference, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada.

Sanford, L. and Douglas, S. (2012). Creating internal pathways to undergraduate success. British Columbia Council for International Education Summer Seminar 2012, Kelowna, BC.

Douglas, S. (2012). Just before first year English:  Fostering vocabulary growth with lexical profiles. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. Wilfred Laurier University / Waterloo University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Douglas, S. (2011). Language learning: Promoting success with essential questions. TESL Ontario Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Douglas, S. (2011). Igniting Language and Learning with Essential Questions. Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Douglas, S. (2011). The Lexical Demands of Novice Academic Writing. BC TEAL Annual Interior Conference. UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC.

Douglas, S. (2011). Improving vocabulary rubrics for advanced EAL writing classes. BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language Annual Conference, Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Douglas, S. (2011). Correcting vocabulary in writing: Fostering accuracy in university bound students. TESL Canada Conference 2011, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Conference Posters

Douglas, S. (2019, April 12 & 13). Scholarly publishing: Intersecting ideas in the BC TEAL Journal. BC TEAL Annual Conference. Langara College, Vancouver, BC. Poster.

Douglas, S. (2018, October 27). Fostering knowledge with open access: The BC TEAL Journal. BC TEAL Interior Conference, Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC. Poster

Kinouchi, R., & Douglas, S. (2018, October 27). New insights from observations of feedback in English for academic purposes classrooms. BC TEAL Interior Conference, Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC. Poster

Douglas, S. (2017, November 19). Short-Term Teacher Education in British Columbia. Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT) International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning. Tsukuba, Japan. Poster.

Douglas, S. (2017, May 5). A celebration of BC TEAL’s peer-reviewed scholarly journal. BC TEAL Annual Conference. Vancouver Community College, British Columbia. Poster.

Rosvold, M. & Douglas, S. (2017, May 5). Understanding mental health and English language learning. BC TEAL Annual Conference. Vancouver Community College, British Columbia. Poster.

Li, T. & Douglas, S. (2017, May 5). Mathematics critical thinking in Sino-Canadian high schools. BC TEAL Annual Conference. Vancouver Community College, British Columbia. Poster.

Douglas, S. & Rosvold, M. (2016, April 29). Vocabulary used for general writing tasks across proficiency levels. BC TEAL Annual Conference. Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus, BC. Poster.

Rosvold, M. & Douglas, S. (2016, April 29). The storied experiences of Japanese education students in Canada. BC TEAL Annual Conference. Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus, BC. Poster.

Douglas, S. (2016, February 20). Opportunities for Professional and Scholarly Writing: BC TEAL’s Publications. BC TEAL Vancouver Island Regional Conference. Victoria, BC. Poster

Selected Grants & Awards

2013 UBC Okanagan Teaching Honour Roll

2014 UBC Okanagan Teaching Honour Roll

2015 UBC Okanagan Teaching Honour Roll

2016 UBC Okanagan Teaching Honour Roll

2017 UBC Okanagan Teaching Honour Roll

2016 UBC Okanagan Golden Apple Award

2017 BC TEAL 50 at 50

2019 BC TEAL Honourary Lifetime Contributor Award

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

Chair, BC TEAL Publications: BC TEAL Board of Directors

Editor, BC TEAL Journal: Journal Website

Chair-Elect: TESOL Research Professional Council

Series Editor: Academic Writing (Oxford University Press)

 

Media

Principles for EAP Materials Development: Part 1

Principles for EAP Materials Development: Part 2

Principles for EAP Materials Development: Part 3

Principles for EAP Materials Development: Part 4

Principles for EAP Materials Development: Part 5

Principles for EAP Materials Development: Part 6

Thoughts on the English as an Additional Language Curriculum Development Process

TEAL: Introduction to Inquiry-based Learning and Essential Questions

 

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