- Aardvark’s EFL Resources
- Dave’s ESL Cafe For ESL/EFL students and teachers. Lots of wonderful stuff
- ESL Home Page.British Columbia Teachers Federation English as a Second Language Home Page
- IATEFL International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Check out the IATEFL newsletter and SIG’s
- The LINGUIST Network A research and discussion facility
- The LINGUIST List: ESL, EFL and L2 Information A wonderful site for ESL/EFL and other foreign languages. Does contain a number of commercial sites and advertising.
- Ohayosensei Newsletter of English Teaching Jobs in Japan.Want to teach in Japan?
- Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages TESOL online! On-line with TESOL
- TESL Canada is the national federation of English as a Second Language teachers,learners and learner advocates
General Language Learning
- ECLAT The Essential Comparative Literature And Theory Site
- Department of Language, Literacy and Arts Education University of Melbourne
- Internet Resources for Language Teachers
- Knowledge Network
- Language Links A listing of multi-language sites and places of interest to instructors and learners. University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Mastering Asian Languages By Apropos (commercial) with information on learning Asian languages
- On-line Dictionaries
- The University of British Columbia/Ritsumeikan University Japan Joint Academic Exchange Program
- The Soar project at Carnegie Mellon University
- Thompson Rivers University
- Thompson Rivers University Distance and Online Learning
- UBC: Institute of Asian Research
- The University of New South Wales
- Ethnologue Languages of the World. 12th Edition. Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc.Dallas, Texas1992
- Kristina Pfaff’s Linguistic Funland
- Linguistics Web Sites in Japan From the Department of Linguistics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
- What should I discuss at my first meeting with my supervisor?
You and your supervisor should talk about what you expect from each other. Useful resources are provided by UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/current-students/supervision-advising). G+PS also offers sample student-supervisor agreements (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/student-supervisor-agreements).
- How often should I meet with my supervisor?
Discuss this with your supervisor at one of your first meetings and negotiate a schedule that works for both of you. The schedule of meetings is likely to vary in different phases of the program. Some key points of the program when meetings are beneficial are as follows: making course selections; deciding on the topic of the graduating/major paper (MEd) or thesis (MA/PhD); deciding on comprehensive exam questions (PhD); discussing the research proposal; applying for human ethical review in the case of studies with human participants; creating a timeline and plan for publication and participation in conferences; drafting and revising the thesis; creating an employment strategy and application package; and preparing for defense (PhD/MA).
- Am I expected to update my progress with my supervisor regularly?
Some supervisors appreciate an update every month. Sometimes it can be just a short note: “Everything is fine.” Regular updates are generally necessary at the key points of the program outlined in the preceding question.
- Where can I find more information regarding LLED 590: Graduating Project
Please see the Graduating Project page for general information and Statement of Focus worksheet.
- How can I apply for TA and RA positions?
The TA positions are announced via email and posted on the department website. Talk to your supervisor about which courses you might apply to teach. Students with relevant teaching experiences can apply. A responsible faculty member will be overseeing your teaching. If you wish to work as an RA you should ask your supervisor about opportunities. Some faculty members also call for applications for RA positions through email.
- Will there be opportunities for me to co-author papers with my supervisor?
It is common for faculty members to write research papers or present at conferences with students who have worked on their research projects. Some students also invite their supervisors to co-author papers based on their thesis research. Based on the amount of contribution, either the faculty member or the student could be the first author. Please see the UBC Graduate Pathways to Success website for more information about authorship (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/intellectual-property-guide/joint-authorship-or-inventorship). Also see guidelines on scholarly integrity
- Am I expected to apply for grants?
Domestic PhD students are either required (for those awarded with four-year funding) or encouraged to apply for SSHRC. Students, including international students, should discuss with their supervisors other national, faculty and department awards for which they can apply.
- Am I expected to publish?
Many LLED students publish their work before they graduate. A sustained track record of publication is absolutely essential in the contemporary academic job market.
- How long should I expect to wait for feedback on my writing?
This is dependent on the length of your writing and the timing of submission within the academic year. The UBC Faculty of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies suggests the "turnaround time for comments on written work should not normally exceed three weeks" (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/handbook-graduate-supervision/supervisor-responsibilities). Make sure your draft is carefully self-edited before you send it. It would also help if you can plan a calendar for your major paper or thesis so that your supervisor knows what is coming. It may take more time, however, for a supervisor or committee to respond to longer documents, such as a full draft of a PhD thesis. In LLED we suggest that, assuming your supervisor is not on holiday or sabbatical, you may expect 2-4 weeks turnaround time for every 50 pages of manuscript. Be sure to discuss with your supervisor expectations around submission deadlines and timing of feedback with a view to arriving at an agreement that works for you and all members of your supervisory committee.
- Will my supervisor still be available when they are on sabbatical or after they retire?
Your supervisor is expected to make arrangements for ongoing supervision and communication before going on sabbatical or retiring. Most supervisors, when on sabbatical, will keep contact with you through email and Skype, or meet with you in person when they are in town. It is rare for faculty members to admit new graduate students after they retire or close to their retirement. If your supervisor retires before you graduate, the department will, in consultation with you and your supervisor, assign a co-supervisor to work with you. Some faculty members might want to identify a colleague to take over their role as supervisor and/or committee member when they retire.
Please also see the following resources for graduate student development
Career Services http://www.students.ubc.ca/careers/index.cfm
Graduate Pathways for Success https://www.grad.ubc.ca/current-students/gps-graduate-pathways-success
Life & Career Centre (through Continuing Studies) http://cstudies.ubc.ca/life-and-career/
The Writing Centre http://cstudies.ubc.ca/writing/
Research Commons http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/
Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology http://ctlt.ubc.ca
Supervisory resources: http://www.grad.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/information-supervisors/supervising-graduate-students
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies https://www.grad.ubc.ca
Graduate Student Society http://gss.ubc.ca
Office of the Ombudsperson for Students http://ombudsoffice.ubc.ca/
Crisis Line http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca/
Access and Diversity Office http://www.students.ubc.ca/mura/access/
Housing Office http://www.housing.ubc.ca/
International House http://www.students.ubc.ca/international/international-students/
First Nations House of Learning http://www.longhouse.ubc.ca
Student Financial Assistance and Awards office http://www.students.ubc.ca/finance/how-can-we-help-you/contact-us/
First Alert: http://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/early-alert
Academic Honesty and Standards
Academic honesty is essential to the continued functioning of the University of British Columbia as an institution of higher learning and research. All UBC students are expected to behave as honest and responsible members of an academic community. Breach of those expectations or failure to follow the appropriate policies, principles, rules, and guidelines of the University with respect to academic honesty may result in disciplinary action.
It is the student's obligation to inform himself or herself of the applicable standards for academic honesty. Students must be aware that standards at the University of British Columbia may be different from those in secondary schools or at other institutions. If a student is in any doubt as to the standard of academic honesty in a particular course or assignment, then the student must consult with the instructor as soon as possible, and in no case should a student submit an assignment if the student is not clear on the relevant standard of academic honesty.
Policy around plagiarism is specified in the UBC Calendar (Academic Regulations): Academic Honesty and Standards and Academic Misconduct: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=3,54,111,0
Please ensure information is complete with necessary signatures required before submitting:
Annual Doctoral Student Academic Progress Report
Advancement to Candidacy
Registration / Audit / Change of Registration Form
Form for Comprehensives
Faculty of Graduate Studies Forms
Request to Transfer Credits into Master's Program
LLED 580 Proposal Form
LLED 590: Graduating Project Form
LLED 590: Graduating Project - Statement of Focus Worksheet
Copyright Clearance Form
Payroll Direct Deposit Form
- Portfolio langagier professionnel - (French version, 2018) an accompaniment to your language, personal, and professional development, the portfolio will provide you
with heightened awareness of your linguistic and professional competences in order to support you as you build your professional growth plan
- Professional Language Portfolio – (English version, 2017)
- DELF/DALF au Canada six separate diplomas issued by the French Ministry for National Education to certify French language skills
- Ressources du Portail linguistique du Canada
- Navigateur linguistique powerful search engine for fast answers to all your language and writing questions
- TERMIUM Plus® find the right word using the Translation Bureau's terminology and linguistic databank; gives you online access to 14 writing tools
- Clefs du français pratique for help with grammar, syntax and usage problems
- Le guide du rédacteur provides answers to a multitude of questions on topics such as capitalization, italics, punctuation
- Office qubécois de la langue française
- Le Grand Dictionnaire terminologique (Office québécois de la langue française)
- Banque de dépannage linguistique (Office québécois de la langue française)
- Le Dictionnaire visuel (anglais-français)
- Reverso Context relevant translations in context with real-life examples for millions of words and expressions, using a natural language
search engine applied on bilingual big data
- Tradooit translation based on web search
- Linguee targeted web search for translations and choose the best solution; example sentences and recorded pronunciations
- CCDMD grammar and writing resources, interactive games and activities to improve your French; teaching resources
- Bon patron grammar and spelling checker
- Antidote (version française) software (for purchase); Antidote’s corrector flags a wide variety of errors: from capitalization and verb
agreement to unwelcome commas and redundancies.
- Les ressources éducatives et les publications de la FECB en français BCTF site listing French ressources
- TeachBC website and online database for BCTF members to share teaching resources relevant to the BC K-12 curriculum
- BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages resources, supports and links to support teachers of Modern Languages in B.C.
- Centre franco-ontarien des ressources pédagogiques teaching resources and useful websites
- https://bc-yk.cpf.ca/resources/for-students/french-activities/ Canadian Parents for French
- http://ici.radio-canada.ca/jeunesse/scolaire shows, videos, games, contests, applications and blog
- Scarfe Digital Sandbox
- 987 fiches pédagogiques pour enseigner le français langue étrangère
Ressources d'enseignement et d'apprentissage autochtones
La diversité et l'inclusion sociale
Collective catalogue of FSL books for diversity collection of information collected by FSL teachers across Ontario in the goal of finding novels that celebrate Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour
Comité pour la diversité sexuelle et l'identité de genre (CSQ)
Belle ressource de la petite enfance au primaire et secondaire. Guides pédagogiques, activités pour la salle de classe, listes de suggestions de littérature abordantEnseigner avec fierté au BCTF – Glossaire sur l’éventail du genreGuide CHEO sur la diversité et l’identité de genreGuide “Diversité sexuelle et de genre: Ressource pédagogique inclusive” du Nouveau Brunswick (ainsi qu’un guide sur la création et la mise en oeuvre d’un comité de la diversité sexuelle, de genre et leurs allié(e)s dans les écoles
Guide des pratiques d’ouverture à la diversité sexuelle et de genre en milieu collégial et universitaire
Guides pédagogiques pour le primaire et le secondaire du Comité pour la diversité sexuelle et l’identité de genre du CSQ (Centrale des syndicats du Québec)
L’identité sexuelle au Canada: une publication de l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada
Liste du Comité pour la diversité sexuelle et l’identité de genre du CSQ (Centrale des syndicats du Québec)
L’orientation sexuelle au Canada: une publication de l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada
Modules sur le site Bien-être@l’école
Site Internet Enfants Transgenres
Association Lab-Elle: Sélection d’albums illustrés qui promeuvent l’égalité fille-garçon
Éditions Talons Hauts: Des livres qui bousculent les idées reçues
Tango a deux papas, Béatrice Boutignon
Le safari de Zak, Christy Tyner
Ulysse et Alice, Ariane Bertouille
Et avec Tango, nous voilà trois!, Justin Richardson et Peter Parnell
Tu peux, Élise Gravel
Tous différents, Todd Parr
Fourchon, Isabelle Arsenault
Mes deux papas, Juliette Parachini-Deny
La princesse qui n’aimait pas les princes, Alice Brière Haquet
Le petit garçon qui aimait le rose, Jean Taboni Misérazzi
Cristelle et Crioline, Muriel Douru
Marre du Rose, Nathalie Hense
Les deux mamans de Petirou, Jean-Vital de Monléon
Dis. . . mamanS, Muriel Douru
Jean a deux mamans, Ophélie Texier
Un mariage vraiment gai, Muriel Douru
Philomène m’aime, Jean-Christophe Mazurie
Je me marierai avec Anna, Thierry Lenain
Fille ou garçon ?, Sabine de Greef et Fleur Camerman
George, Alex Gino (traducteur Kerline Jean-François)
Garçon manqué, Liz Prince (traducteur Philippe Touboul)
Le monde de William
Séjours et développement professionnel
- Séjour UBC bi-annual event that brings together French language students and educators for a fun-filled weekend of activities - all in French!
- Institut de Français, UBC à Québec three-week summer immersion experience for teachers (bursaries available)
- Programme Explore five-week intensive French-immersion bursary program that is offered during the spring or summer for people with any skill
level in French
- Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver French concerts, cultural events and activities, library and restaurant Café Salade de Fruits
- Calendrier francophone de la Colombie-Britannique a calendar of francophone cultural events taking place in BC
- https://www.alliancefrancaise.ca/cultural-events/ the Alliance Française de Vancouver produces and promotes various cultural events throughout the year
- Le théâtre de la seizième live theatre performances in French for schools and the general public
- http://www.festivaldubois.ca/ a weekend celebration of francophone and French-Canadian culture including music and dance, food, shows for kids, and fun activities
- French film festival Rendez-vous French film festival; Québécois and French cinema
- Conseil culturel et artistique de la Colombie-Britannique site representing and supporting the cultural and artistic interests of the francophone community in BC