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Applied Linguistics/TESL Subject Guide

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Key databases for Applied Linguistics and TESL
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
    Essential research tool; peer reviewed journals and other resources covering all aspects of the study of language, including English second language learning and teaching.
  • ERIC
    Covering approximately 1,100 peer reviewed journals, including those in the field of English second language learning and teaching.
Additional databases
  • Education Source
    Provides access to thousands of peer reviewed education journals published internationally, including those in the field of second language learning and teaching.
  • PsycINFO
    International coverage of peer reviewed journals and other publications on the psychological aspects of second language acquisition, bilingual children, etc.
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete
    Includes peer reviewed journals in applied linguistics, second language learning and teaching.         

Find scholarly background information

The following handbooks and encyclopedias provide background information on and insights into a variety of research topics:

Find ESL practice teaching curriculum materials

The guides listed below are designed to support student teachers in the TESL program. They contain a selection of ESL practice teaching materials appropriate for elementary education, secondary education, and adult learners. Unless otherwise stated, these materials are located in the Webster Library Curriculum Collection (3rd floor). Included are instructional packages approved by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES), as well as activity and exercise books for teaching ESL reading, listening, pronunciation and speaking, grammar and writing.

Find theses and dissertations

  • Spectrum
    Locate Concordia M.A. theses and PhD dissertations published from 1967 onwards.
  • Proquest Dissertations & Theses
    Citations with abstracts to over two million doctoral dissertations and masters theses published since 1861; more than 600,000 are available fulltext.
  • Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD)
    Indexes over 1.5 million electronic theses and dissertations from over 600 institutions around the world with links to fulltext.
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