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2004 Immersion Conference: Pathways to Bilingualism

Featured Speaker


Roy Lyster
Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Studies
McGill University

Presentation: Principles and Possibilities in Immersion Pedagogy

Roy Lyster is Associate Professor of Second Language Education and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Students at the Faculty of Education at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His research focuses primarily on immersion classrooms and includes both observational and experimental studies of teacher-student interaction, form-focused instruction, and corrective feedback. His research has appeared in journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning, Applied Linguistics, Canadian Modern Language Review, Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Modern Language Journal, and International Journal of Educational Research. He was convenor of the Scientific Commission on Immersion Education for the International Association of Applied Linguistics (1997-2003) and is currently co-president (with Sharon Lapkin) of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. He taught in French immersion programs in the Toronto area from 1982 to 1991 and was co-recipient with Leila Ranta in 1998 of the Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education.


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