Concordia University

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Heike Neumann, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Education

Office: S-FG 5433 
Faubourg Ste-Catherine Building,
1610 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2443
Email: heike.neumann@concordia.ca

Educaton

PhD, Second Language Education, McGill University, 2011
MA, Applied Linguistics, Concordia University, 2002
MA, German and Hispanic Studies, University of Edinburgh, 1999
Certificate (Langue francaise), Concordia University, 2008
English Philogogy and Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, 1991-1993

Professional experience

Department of Education, Concordia University: Instructor in the Teaching English as a Second Language and in English as a Second Language programs (2001-2010) 

Department of Integrated Studies, Faculty of Education, McGill University: Instructor in the Teaching English as a Second Language programs (2006-2009) 

Department of Classics, Modern Languages, and Linguistics, Concordia University: Instructor in the German program (2006-2009) 

Département de linguistique et didactique des langues, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM): Instructor in the Teaching English as a Second Language program (2006-2007) 

Continuing Education Language Institute, Concordia University: Instructor in the intensive and non-intensive English as a Second Language programs (2001-2008) 

Language Tester and Rater: German Language Diplomas (Germany), English Exam for Teacher Certification (Quebec), and the English Language Proficiency Test for B.Ed. Candidates (McGill University).

Professional memberships

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
Canadian Association of Language Assessment / Association canadienne pour l'évaluation des langues (CALA / ACEL) - Member of the founding executive board 2013-2015
Canadian Association for Applied Linguistics (ACLA/CAAL)
International Language Testing Association (ILTA)

Courses taught

At Concordia University:
ESL 202 - Developing Academic English Skills
ESL 204 - Refining Academic English Skills
ESL 207 - English Language Intermediate I
ESL 208 - English Language Intermediate II
ESL 209 - English Language Advanced I
TESL 341 - Language Acquisition
TESL 415 - Testing, Evaluation & Course Design
TESL 541 - Language Acquisition
APLI 646 - Literacy

At other universities in Montreal:
Oral comprehension and production
Second language literacy development
Professional seminar for B.Ed. TESL Candidates
Supervision of teaching practicum


Research activities

Current Projects:

Examining the predictive validity of the CAEL-CE and its relationship to students’ academic acculturation

Promoting the use of effective textual appropriation strategies by L2 writers: A SSHRC-funded research project (co-investigators: Sarah Leu & Kim McDonough)

Examining academic performance of international students in the first year at an English-medium university (co-investigators: Nina Padden & Kim McDonough)


Publications

Neumann, H., Leu, S., McDonough, K. (under review). L2 writers’ use of outside sources and the related challenges.

Neumann, H., Padden, N., & McDonough, K. (in press). Beyond proficiency scores: Understanding the academic performance of international undergraduate students during the first year of study. Higher Education Research & Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2018.1522621

Neumann, H. (2015). The role of information management in the assessment of grammar in L2 academic writing: An exploratory study. Writing & Pedagogy, 7(2-3), 329-352 .
 
Neumann, H. (2014). Teacher assessment of grammatical ability in second language academic writing: A case study.
Journal of Second Language Writing, 24, 83–107. doi: 10.1016/j.jslw.2014.04.002
 
Neumann, H., & McDonough, K. (2015). Exploring student interaction during collaborative prewriting discussions and its relationship to L2 writing.
Journal of Second Language Writing, 27, 84-104. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jslw.2014.09.009

Neumann, H., & McDonough, K. (2014). Exploring the relationships among student preferences, prewriting tasks, and text quality in an EAP context. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 15, 14-26.

McDonough, K., Neumann, H., & Hubert-Smith, N. (in press). How accurately do EAP students use Academic Word List (AWL) words? TESL Canada Journal

McDonough, K., & Neumann, H. (2014). Using prewriting tasks in L2 writing classes: Insights from three experiments. TESL Canada Journal, 31(8), 132-143.
 
McDonough, K, Trofimovich, P., & Neumann, H. (2015). Eliciting production of L2 target structures through priming activities.
The Canadian Modern Language Review, 71(1), 75-95.
 
Trofimovich, P., McDonough, K., & Neumann, H. (2013). Using collaborative tasks to elicit auditory and structural priming.
TESOL Quarterly, 47, 177–186. doi: 10.1002/tesq.78


Conference presentations

Neumann, H., Leu, S., & McDonough, K. (2018, August). Challenges of L2 writers in read-to-write pedagogical and assessment tasks. Paper presented at the Symposium of Second Language Writing in Vancouver, BC. August 2-4, 2018.

Neumann, H, Padden, N., & McDonough, K. (2017, July). Beyond English proficiency scores: Understanding academic performance of international students in the first year at an English-medium university. Paper presented at the Language Testing Research Colloquium in Bogota, Colombia. July 19-21, 2017.
 
Neumann, H., Leu, S., & McDonough, K., (2017, June). The challenges of academic writing from sources in a second language: An Exploratory Study. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Applied Linguistics, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada. May 29-31, 2017.

Neumann, H., Hubert-Smith, N., & McDonough K. (2017, March). Academic vocabulary in L2 writing: A corpus study of accuracy and appropriateness of use. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Portland, OR. March 18-21, 2017.
 
Neumann, H, & McDonough, K. (2014, March). Talking to write: The use of collaborative prewriting tasks. Paper presented at the annual conference of American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference in Portland, OR. March 22-25, 2014.

Neumann, H, & McDonough, K. (2013, November). Using collaborative prewriting tasks. Paper presented at the SPEAQ Conference in Montreal, QC.November 14-16, 2013.

Neumann, H., McDonough, K., & Trofimovich, P. (2012, November). Designing effective pre-writing oral tasks for EAP students. Paper presented at the TESL Ontario conference in Toronto, ON. November 8-10, 2012.

Neumann, H. & Padden N. (2012, May). Using e-learning technology to deliver a placement test: Challenges and opportunities. Paper presented in the Canadian Association of Language Assessment Symposium at the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association conference in Waterloo, ON. May 27-30, 2012.

Padden, N. & Neumann, H. (2011, June). Developing a comprehensive academic English placement test. Poster presented at the Language Testing Research Colloquium, Ann Arbor, MI. June 23-25, 2011.

Neumann, H. (2010, May). Information management and grammar assessment: What do teachers attend to in L2 writing? Paper presented at the Symposium on Second Language Writing, Murcia, Spain. May 20-22, 2010.

Neumann, H. (2010, April). What does it take to make a grade? Teachers assessing grammatical ability in L2 writing with rating scales. Paper presented at the Language Testing Research Colloquium, Cambridge, United Kingdom. April 14-16, 2010.

Neumann, H. (2009, November). Are We Doing It Right? Assessment of Grammatical Ability in Second Language Writing. Paper presented at the Symposium on Second Language Writing, Phoenix, AZ. November 5-7, 2009.

Neumann, H. (2009, March). Teachers’ and students’ views on assessment of second language ability in academic writing: How do they affect classroom-based assessment? Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Denver, CO. March 21-24, 2009.

Neumann, H. (2009, January). Rating scales in language assessment. Workshop presented at the annual SPEAQ Campus conference at McGill University in Montreal, QC. January 31, 2009.

Neumann, H. (2008, November). Balancing validity, reliability and practicality in assessing writing. Workshop presented at the annual SPEAQ conference in Quebec City, QC. November 13-15, 2008. (With B. A. Baker)

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