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Relevant research, publications, and talks by project team members


Devos, N. J. (2019). Comparing first-term students’ English language proficiency at a Canadian polytechnic institute. BC TEAL Journal, 4(1), 53–83.

Devos, N. J. (2016). Peer interactions in new content and language integrated settings. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-319-22218-9


Devos, N. J. (2016). The impact of immigration on bilingual education policies and programs in America: A historical overview. In M. Hartner & M. Schulte (Eds.), Migration in Context: Literature, Culture, and Language (pp. 85-100). Bielefeld, Germany: Aisthesis Verlag.

Devos, N. J. (2016, February). The weight of transformations. BC TEAL Newsletter, 37-38.


Brooks, D., Peralejo, C., & Devos, N. J. (2022, May). Writing great assignment instructions that improve students’ task performance [Workshop]. BCIT PD Day. Burnaby, BC.

Devos, N.J., & Peralejo, C. (2022, April). Post-admission language assessment & support: Opportunities & barriers [Online Presentation]. BC TEAL 2022 Conference.

Devos, N. J. (2022, April). Read it, do it: Developing college reading assessments for student success in the workplace [Online Presentation]. BC TEAL 2022 Conference.

Devos, N. J. (2021). Online language assessment for the classroom: Transferring theory of assessment development to online language assessment for practical use in the classroom. [Keynote Address]. December 8, 2021. Curriculum 4.0: Gestaltung von Hochschulen für die digitale Welt. University of Münster, Germany.

Peralejo, C. (2021). “Accessible online learning environments: How accessible content can be beneficial for all learners, including EAL students [Online presentation]. Diversity Circles, Vancouver, BC.

Devos, N. J. (2019). “Why we need post-admission language testing at BC postsecondary.” Presentation at BC TEAL 2019. Vancouver, BC.

Devos, N. J. (2019). “Creating a socially responsible language diagnostic tool to support at-risk students at a Canadian technical college.” Work in Progress at 41st Language Testing Research Colloquium. Atlanta, GA, USA.

Devos, N. J. (2018). “Language diversity at BCIT: Strength-based strategies for our students.” PD Workshop at Student Diversity and Our Work: Lunch & Learn Series. Burnaby, BC.

Devos, N. J. (2018). “Creating a post-admissions language test with a learning management system.” Presentation at WAESOL Conference. Renton, WA, USA.

Devos, N. J. (2014). “Introducing Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) for ESL college students.” Roundtable discussion at the TESL Canada Conference 2014. Regina, SK.

Pinchbeck, G., Devos, N. J., Murphy, M., & Myles, C. (2019). “Developing diagnostic vocabulary tests to inform support for at-risk students in higher education.” Presentation at CAAL-ACLA Conference. Vancouver, BC.


Language Success Team

Future Skills Centre

Government of Canada

Young Newcomers and International Students in Diploma Programs: Shock-Proofing Through Language Confidence is funded by the Government of Canada under the Future Skills program.