What’s so bad about ‘francisation’?
Jennifer MacDonald
by Jennifer MacDonald
2M ago
As a McGill University alumna who moved to Montréal to study from outside of Québec, I`ve been paying close attention to the evolving case of the CAQ government’s proposed tuition increases and francisation measures for out-of-province students at Anglophone universities (i.e. McGill, Concordia, and Bishop’s). As of December 14, the most recent proposal includes: Tuition ..read more
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Advancing Internationalization at Home in Canadian Higher Ed via EMI & CLIL
Jennifer MacDonald
by Jennifer MacDonald
3M ago
The Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) annual conference is a fabulous opportunity to catch up with folks involved in international ed from across the country. The list of conferences attendees, who occupy widely varying roles in colleges, universities, K-12, not-for-profit as well for-profit companies from across Canada and beyond, really highlights just how many ..read more
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The End of TENOR: Towards English with a Purpose
Jennifer MacDonald
by Jennifer MacDonald
3M ago
I’m presenting the following talk at the TESL NS Fall 2023 conference this Saturday: The End of TENOR: Towards English with a Purpose Canadian ELT contexts outside the settlement sector have sometimes been guilty of TENOR: teaching English for no obvious reason (Abbott, 1980). But demand from stakeholders—including students, families, universities and governments—seems to be ..read more
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My talk @ IATEFL 2022
Jennifer MacDonald
by Jennifer MacDonald
1y ago
I’m thrilled face to face conferences are back! Don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of online education and events, for all the affordances it offers in terms of accessibility, flexibility and alternative forms of participation and engagement, and of course how they help uphold health and safety. But the spontaneous connections and ..read more
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LPP 2021
Jennifer MacDonald
by Jennifer MacDonald
2y ago
Here are my slides from the Multidisciplinary Approaches to Language Policy and Planning Conference Aug, 26-28 ..read more
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Estrategias para la internacionalización del aula
Jennifer MacDonald
by Jennifer MacDonald
2y ago
¡Bienvenidos a los participantes del seminario IDEA! Aquí pueden descargar recursos adicionales relacionados con la presentación: un traducción del marco Competencia Docente Intercultural de Dmitrov y Haque , y también los artículos completos en inglés a los que me referí durante la conferencia. Una descripción de la sesión: Estrategias para la internacionalización del aulaHe impartido ..read more
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My Presentation @ IATEFL 2021
Jennifer MacDonald
by Jennifer MacDonald
2y ago
The IATEFL Conference is this weekend! I’d rather be back in Harrogate, soaking in all the Yorkshire vibes and re-living IATEFL 2014, the last IATEFL to be held in Harrogate (it was an action-packed conference). But online is the next best thing and I look forward to not having to overcome jet lag. Check out ..read more
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Fuelling Discursive Change
Jennifer MacDonald
by Jennifer MacDonald
2y ago
One of the biggest criticisms you can level at a researcher is the accusation that they and their work live in an ivory tower–that their work has no effect on society. Critical discourse studies (and other areas of applied linguistics) may be criticized for being nothing more butterfly collecting if there is no application of ..read more
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Five things I learned in 2020
Jennifer MacDonald
by Jennifer MacDonald
3y ago
2020 was a wild one, wasn’t it? As I dealt with a tumultuous unpredictability both professionally and personally from March onward, I found myself withdrawing a bit from the digital world: tweeting less, blogging less. But after a bit of distance, now I’m getting back into my online life (though still trying to keep the ..read more
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Tech in Language Ed: Reading List
Jennifer MacDonald
by Jennifer MacDonald
3y ago
I designed and taught an online Master’s course called Technology in Language Education at Mount Saint Vincent University this summer. It was a great learning experience: it was my first time teaching that particular course and first time taking care of the design, build and delivery of a fully online course myself. It was mostly ..read more
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