Sara Van Dan Acker

PhD

Biography

Sara Van Dan Acker is a PhD student in the department of Language and Literacy Education (TESL) at the University of British Columbia, where she studies under the co-supervision of Sandra Zappa-Hollman and Patsy Duff. She holds an MA in TESOL from Portland State University. She has taught English as an additional language and academic literacy courses in Oregon (USA), Singapore, Japan, and Vancouver (Canada).

Research

1. Academic literacy 2. Academic discourse socialization 3. Language curriculum 4. English academic writing 5. Language and culture 6. Language education policy