Paula Kristmanson

Name: Paula Lee Kristmanson
Area:  Second Language Education
Phone: 506-458-7115
Fax:    506-453-4777
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Education summary:

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)    University of New Brunswick    2006
M.Ed. (Master of Education)    University of New Brunswick    1994
B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education)    University of New Brunswick    1989
CFLS (Certificat en français langue seconde)    Université Laval    1987

Key area(s) of interest/expertise:

Second language teaching and learning
ESL/EAL curriculum methodology
Instructional practices related to second language writing
Language Portfolios
Teacher education
Qualitative research

Classroom/practicum teaching summary:


ED ED3561- Introduction to second language education (1997, 2000-present)
ED5566- Field experience in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) (2000-present)
ED4562- Advanced studies in ESL education  (2002, 2005-present)
ED5001 and ED5002- Teaching and Learning Theories (Tutorial and Lectures) (2008-2011)
ED5050- B.Ed. Internship (2008-11)
ED5033- Special Topics in ESL education (web-based course-2010)
ED3562- Initiation à la didactique du français langue seconde (2005-2007)
ED5000- Student Teaching Supervision (1997- 2008)
ED6821- Qualitative Research Methods (present)

Practicum/Professional mentoring:

As a researcher in the Second Language Research Institute, I am a member of a research team that includes faculty members, graduate students and faculty associates. Our projects are both local and national in scope and involve a wide range of topics related to second language learning and teaching. We are currently involved several academic and pedagogical projects dealing with literacy (reading and writing), assessment, and literacy across the curriculum in both French second language and English second language contexts. The mission of our Institute is "to play a pivotal role in second language education in Canada and abroad including teacher preparation, research, bilingual program evaluation, and policy development"  and to support both scholars and educators working in the field of second language in our province and country.

Professional practice, committees, volunteer work summary

Member of SS&P (Student Standing and Promotions) Committee for UNB Fredericton
Member of Field Services and Undergraduate Programs Committee for Faculty of Education
2007- Member of Steering Committee for new Bachelor of Education program
President of TESL NB (Teachers of English as a Second Language of New Brunswick) Elected Director for TESL Canada Board (Chair of TESL Canada Journal Committee)
Member of Editorial Advisory Board for TESL Canada Journal
Member of CEFR Assessment Toolkit Committee and ESL Advisory Committee for CASLT (Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers)
2010- Co-Editor of Special Issue of Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics on FSL and ESL Teacher Education
2009- Invited Co-Chair of Special Symposium on FSL and ESL Teaching Training in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (ACLA)/L'Association canadienne de la linguistique appliquée (ACLA)

Professional Website Second Language Research Institute of Canada/Institut de recherche en langues secondes du Canada