Andreea Cervatiuc

Dr. Andreea Cervatiuc

Associate Professor of Teaching

Program Coordinator of the Online MEd in TESL 604–822–6345 PCN 3023
Research and teaching areas:

Bilingual/multilingual education

Critical literacies/pedagogies

Digital literacies

English as an additional language

Language Assessment

Language education technologies

Online pedagogies

Teacher Education


Dr. Andreea Cervatiuc is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia and the Program Coordinator and Developer of the Online Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). This is a modern, primarily asynchronous, state-of-the art online program. Andreea also coordinates multi-section courses in the Bachelor of Education program.

Her scholarship focuses on online education, curriculum development, additional language learning and teaching, language assessment, multilingualism and multilingual education, and additional language vocabulary acquisition and teaching.

Andreea is an expert in online education and has developed and taught many asynchronous, synchronous, and blended courses. Prior to joining UBC, she was a Research Associate and Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Calgary, where she had developed and taught several online and on-campus graduate and undergraduate courses.

Andreea received several prestigious awards, including the TESOL Award for Distinguished Research, which is the most important international award in the area of teaching English to speakers of other languages. Her award-winning article titled Curriculum meta-orientations in the language instruction for newcomers to Canada program was featured in TESOL Connections. She is also the recipient of the International Award for Outstanding TESOL Article, and of a Teaching Excellence Award.

Awards & Honours

2013 TESOL Award for Distinguished Research from the TESOL International Association

2013 Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Calgary

2009 International Award for Outstanding TESOL Article from the International English Education Research Association

Selected Publications


Cervatiuc, A. (2009).
Successful Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition. Germany, Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.

Cervatiuc, A. (2006).
Don Quixote – Bridge between myths/Don Quijote – Punte intre Mituri. Romania, Bucharest: Floarea Albastra.

Refereed Book Chapters

Cervatiuc, A. (2024)
The social dimension of language assessment. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL encyclopedia of language teaching. New York, NY Wiley.

Cervatiuc, A. (2022)
Asynchronous and synchronous online TESOL Education. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL encyclopedia of language teaching. New York, NY: Wiley. 
Cervatiuc, A. (2022)
The Multilingual turn in TESOL. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL encyclopedia of language teaching. New York, NY: Wiley.
Cervatiuc, A. (2019)
Successful Design and Management of Asynchronous Discussion Forums in Online Higher Education. In S. Keengwe & K. Kungu (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education. Hershey PA: IGI Global.
Cervatiuc, A. (2018)
Analyzing and understanding interlanguage. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL encyclopedia of language teaching. New York, NY: Wiley.
Cervatiuc, A. (2017).
Incidental learning of vocabulary. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL encyclopedia of language teaching. New York, NY: Wiley.

Ricento, T., & Cervatiuc, A. (2010)
Language minority rights and educational policy in Canada. In J. Petrovic (Ed.), International perspectives on bilingual education: Policy, practice, and controversy (pp. 656-680). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Refereed Articles

Cervatiuc, A. (2023) Developing advanced reading ability in English as an additional language. ARA Journal. Arts and Humanities (new series), 38(1)

Cervatiuc, A. (2022) Contemporary pedagogical approaches to developing high oral communicative competence. ARA Journal. Arts and Humanities (new series), 37(1).
Cervatiuc, A. (2019) Multilingualism in the 21-st century: A progressive paradigm. ARA Journal. Arts and Humanities (new series), 36(1), 26-31.

Cervatiuc, A. & Ricento, T. (2012). Curriculum meta-orientations in the language instruction for newcomers to Canada program. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 24(2), p. 17-31.

Cervatiuc, A. (2009). Identity, good language learning, and adult immigrants in Canada. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 8 (4), p. 254-271.

Cervatiuc, A. (2008). Deconstructing the environment: The case of adult immigrants to Canada learning English. Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, 2(2), p. 67-86.

Cervatiuc, A. (Jan. 2008). ESL vocabulary acquisition: Target and approach. The Internet TESL Journal XIV (1), p. 6-11.

Cervatiuc, A. (2007). Assessing second language vocabulary knowledge. International Forum of Teaching and Studies, 3 (3), p. 40-47.

Cervatiuc, A. (2007). Personality characteristics associated with successful second language acquisition. Philologica Jassyensia, 3 (2), p. 201-211.

Cervatiuc, A. (2003). El voyeurismo como principio organizador de la imagen y el concepto de teatro improvisado en El Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes dirigido por Manuel Gutierrez Aragon. Acta Iassyensia Comparationis, 1, p. 126-132.

Research Reports

Ricento, T. & Cervatiuc , A. (2010). Linguistic and Cultural Barriers to Refugees’ Access to Medical and Social Services. Phase 1 Summary Report. Calgary: University of Calgary.

Ricento, T., Cervatiuc, A., MacMillan, F., & Massoudi, S. (2008). Insights into Funded ESL Programs. Report on the LINC Program. Calgary: University of Calgary.

Watt, D. & Cervatiuc, A. (2007). Benchmarking the English Language Proficiency (ELP) for the Engineering Profession. Final Report. Edmonton:  Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers.

Language Test

Roessingh, H. & Cervatiuc, A. (2008). Children’s Vocabulary Test. Calgary: University of Calgary.