Amanda Wallace

EAL Consultant

Curriculum and Instruction Division

Amanda Wallace

EAL Consultant

Curriculum and Instruction Division

Biography

As a language-acquisition specialist in CEE’s Curriculum & Instruction Division, I work collaboratively with key stakeholders from across the university to identify, design, develop, and facilitate EAL support for Faculty, Instructors, and Teaching Assistants. This includes institutional level projects and initiatives for curriculum, program, course, and non-traditional learning activities. Prior to this role as an EAL consultant, I worked in SFU’s Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and Research (CELLTR) as the liaison to the Faculty of Applied Science (FAS). In this position, I collaborated with colleagues in FAS to create and implement academic language and literacy development projects related to instructional design and multilingual student support. From 2016 to 2018, I was a Limited Term Lecturer in SFU’s Faculty of Education Foundations of Academic Literacy course.

Before coming to SFU in 2016, I was an assistant teaching professor in the College English Program at Seoul National University in South Korea. I have more than 15 years’ experience teaching courses in academic writing, communication, and content-based English as a Second Language (ESL) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP). I have also facilitated professional development seminars and workshops for faculty and students in international contexts.

Apart from my professional work, I am a PhD candidate in the Languages, Cultures and Literacies program in the Faculty of Education at SFU. My research focuses on the internationalization of higher educations, multilingualism, academic literacies, and interdisciplinary collaboration between applied linguists and content faculty in support of multilingual student success.

Publications

Wallace, A., Spiliotopoulos, V., & Ilieva, R. (Under review). CLIL collaborations in higher education: A critical perspective. English Teaching & Learning.

Ilieva, R., & Wallace, A. (Forthcoming). Conceptualizing English-dominant language contexts within the internationalization of higher education in dialogue with Dafouz and Smit’s ROAD-MAPPING Framework.

Ilieva, R., Wallace, A., Spiliotopoulos, V. (2019). Institutional roles and identity construction of applied linguistics faculty involved in interdisciplinary collaborations for multilingual student success. TESL Canada Journal, 36(1), 71 – 96. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v36i1.1303

Lee, G., & Wallace, A. (2017). Flipped learning in the English as a foreign language classroom: Outcomes and perceptions. TESOL Quarterly52(1), 62-84.

Wallace, A., et al.  (2015, March) College English Program: Online Writing Tutorial [Video], Faculty of Liberal Education, Seoul National University.

Wallace, A., et al.  (2014, August) College English Program Writing Manual, Faculty of Liberal Education, Seoul National University.

Selected presentations

Wallace, A.  & Ilieva, R. (2019, October). Integrating language and literacy support at the curricular core: Models of interdisciplinary collaboration between applied linguists and content-area faculty. Paper presented at the Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education Conference, Castellon, Spain.

Wallace, A. & Babaee, N. (2019, June). Language and literacy skills development of multilingual students in engineering science and fine arts: Challenges and opportunities of course-aligned models of support. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ilieva, R., Wallace, A., & Spiliotopoulos, V. (2019, June). Language faculty in cross-disciplinary collaborations for multilingual student success. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ilieva, R. & Wallace, A. (2018, June). Conceptualizing English-dominant language contexts within the internationalization of higher education in dialogue with Dafouz and Smit’s ROAD-MAPPING Framework. Paper presented at the 22nd Sociolinguistics Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand.

Lee, G., & Wallace, A. (2016, June). Effects of the flipped approach on Korean college students’ English Learning.  Paper presented at the Korean Association of Teachers of English Conference, Seoul, South Korea.