Dr. Reginald D’Silva

Associate Professor of Teaching
Academic Director, UBC-Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programs

Biography

Reginald D’Silva has a multidisciplinary background in engineering, computer science and the social sciences. His PhD research focused on the use of voice recognition software programs in developing literacy skills in post-secondary English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners. He currently is the Academic Director of the UBC Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange programs where he is involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning of language and content courses.

Selected Publications

Gunderson, L., D’Silva, R., & Murphy Odo (2020) ESL (ELL) literacy instruction: A guidebook to theory and practice (4th ed.). NY: Routledge.

Gunderson, L. & D’Silva, R. (2019) Lessons from the ESL Assessment Consortium. Vancouver: BC ESL Assessment Consortium (available at www.eslassess.ca).

Gunderson, L. & D’Silva, R.A. (2018) The secondary school that ROARS in A. Lazar & P. Ruggiano-Schmidt (Eds.) Understanding Exceptional Schools (pp. 32-51). New York: Teachers College Press.

Gunderson, L. & D’Silva, R. (2017) Second Language Literacy – Kindergarten to Grade 12. In E. Hinkel (Ed) Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning (3nd edition) (pp.273-285). NY: Routledge.

Gunderson, L., & D’Silva, R. (2016) Disaggregating secondary-level Chinese immigrants’ academic, English, and school success. In W. Ma, & G. Li, (Eds.), Chinese-heritage students in North American schools: Understanding hearts and minds beyond test scores (pp. 88–102). New York, NY: Routledge.

Gunderson, L., & D’Silva, R. (2016). Disaggregating secondary-level Chinese immigrants’ academic, English, and school success. In W. Ma, & G. Li, (Eds.), Chinese-heritage students in North American schools: Understanding hearts and minds beyond test scores (pp. 88–102). New York, NY: Routledge.

Reeder, K., Shapiro, J., Wakefield, J., & D’Silva, R. (2015). Speech recognition software contributes to reading development for young learners of English. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 5(1), 60–74.