In addition to designing and delivering teaching and learning projects, CELLTR faculty and associates collaborate on research to evaluate the effectiveness of these various initiatives. Below are some of the research projects previously and currently conducted.

  • Project title: International teaching assistants’ needs, issues, and impact
    Principal investigator:
    Dr. Valia Spiliotopoulos
    Co-investigator/Collaborator:
    Dr. Wendy Steinberg, Cynthia Korpan (UVic)
    Research assistant:
    Akiko Ohta
  • Project title: Interdisciplinary collaboration for multilingual learner success
    Principal investigator:
    Dr. Roumiana Ilieva
    Co-investigator: Dr. Valia Spiliotopoulos
    Research assistant:
    Amanda Wallace
  • Project title: Models of support
    Principal investigator: Dr. Valia Spiliotopoulos
    Co-investigator:
    Dr. Saskia Stille
    Research assistant: Mohsen Moghaddam
  • Project title: Towards a disciplinary approach to language and content area teaching and learning in Applied Sciences
    Principal investigator: Dr. Saskia Stille
    Research assistant: Pedro dos Santos
    Teaching assistant: Brent Amburgey
  • Project title: Implementing ESL standards in BC education
    Principal investigator: Dr. Saskia Stille
    Co-investigator: Dr. Valia Spiliotopoulos
    Research assistant: Connie James
  • Project title: Integrating language, content, and critical thinking in business education
    Principal investigator: Dr. Valia Spiliotopoulos
    Co-investigators: David Rubeli, Stephen Spector
  • Project title: Understanding student & faculty needs for undergraduate multilingual learner success in Economics
    Principal investigator: Dr. Joel Heng Hartse
    Collaborator: Dr. Catherine Murray
    Research assistant: Amanda Wallace
  • Project title: Student engagement in Tandem Language Exchange
    Principal investigator: Dr. Joel Heng Hartse
    Research assistant: Mohammad Bagheri
  • Project title: Support multilingual learners in first year writing couse in Economics (ECON 220W)
    Principal investigator: Dr. Joel Heng Hartse
    Collaborator: Greg Harder
    Research assistant: Amanda Wallace