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Relevant research, publications, and talks by project team members


Devos, N. J., Nizonkiza, D., & Lynch, S. (in press). Developing and validating a post-admission screening-diagnostic assessment procedure to offer language support in college diploma programs. Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics.

Devos, N. J. (in press). Reading for the technical workplace: Developing a diagnostic reading assessment for understanding instructional texts. TESL Canada Journal.

Brooks, D., & Devos, N. J. (2023). Advancing academic language support at a Canadian polytechnic institute. Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education 5(1), 50-57.

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. (2018, April). Why we need post-admission language testing at BC post-secondary. [Presentation]. BC TEAL 2018 Conference. Vancouver, BC.

Devos, N. J. (2018, May). Creating a post-admission language test with a learning management system. [Presentation]. WAESOL Conference. Renton, WA.

Devos, N. J. (2019, March). Creating a socially responsible language diagnostic tool to support at-risk students at a Canadian technical college. [Work in Progress]. LTRC 2019. Atlanta, GA.

Peralejo, C., Devos, N. J., & Lynch, S. (2021, June). Supporting and assessing language learners post-admissions: Some ideas for practice. [Online presentation]. Food for Thought. Burnaby, B.C.

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. (2021, December). 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.

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

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

Brooks, D. (2023, March). My journey mapping journey. [Lunch & Learn]. Food for Thought. Burnaby, BC.

Devos, N. J. (2023, March). Post-Entry Language Assessment & Support in Higher Education: Are They Worth Their While? [Presentation] AAAL Conference. Portland, Oregon.

Devos, N. J. (2023, May). Grammar accuracy as a screening tool for English language support in short-cycle tertiary education. [Presentation] BC TEAL 2023 Conference. Vancouver, BC.

Devos, N. J. (2023, June). Understanding second language students’ language development and becoming a linguistically responsive teacher. [Invited Guest Speaker]. Bodwell High School. North Vancouver, BC.


Devos, N.J. (2022). Looking Outward. TEAL News. Winter 2022.