Dr. Tammy Slater
Tammy Slater's research, which draws upon analytic methods from Systemic Functional Linguistics, seeks to understand the development of academic language through content-based and project-based teaching and learning, particularly as it informs the field of education for English language learners. Her teaching experience includes courses in teacher education, graduate courses, adult ESL/EFL classes at multiple levels and for various purposes in both Canada and Japan, and supervision of ESL student teaching.
- office: 335 Ross Hall
- office hours: Spring 2013, Mondays, 11:00-1:00, and by appointment
- office phone: 515.294.5203
- e-mail: email@example.com
- Systemic Functional Linguistics
- Content-based and Project-based Language Teaching
- English for Academic Purposes
- Multimodality in language teaching and learning
- Slater, T., & Li, J. (2013). Grammar in language teaching and education. In C. Chapelle (Ed.), The encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Slater, T., & Gleason, J. (2012). Integrating language and content: The knowledge framework. The Conference Proceedings of MidTESOL.
- Levis, J., Levis, G., & Slater, T. (2012). Written English into spoken: A functional discourse analysis of American, Indian, and Chinese TA presentations. In G. Gorsuch (Ed.), Working theories for TA and ITA development. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.
- Slater, T., & Mohan, B. (2010). Towards systematic and sustained formative assessment of causal explanations in oral interactions. In A. Paran & L. Sercu (Eds.) Testing the untestable in language and education (pp. 256-269). Multilingual Matters.
- Slater, T., & Mohan, B. (2010). Cooperation between science teachers and ESL teachers: A register perspective. Theory into Practice, 49 (2), 91-98.
- Mohan, B., & Slater, T. (2006). Examining the theory/practice relation in a high school science register: A functional linguistic perspective. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 5 (4), 302-316.
- Mohan, B., Slater, T., Kobayashi, E., Luo, L., Kobayashi, M., & Ji, K. (2006). Multimodal scientific representations across language and cultures? In T. Royce & W. Boucher (Eds.), New directions in the analysis of multimodal discourse (pp. 275-298). NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Slater, T., Beckett, G.H., & Aufderhaar, C. (2006). Assessing projects as second language and content learning. In G.H. Beckett & P. Chamness-Miller (Eds.), Project-based second and foreign language education: Past, present, and future (pp. 241-260). CT: Information Age Publishing.
- Beckett, G.H., & Slater, T. (2005). The project framework: A tool for language, content, and skills integration. ELT Journal, 59 (2), 108-116.
- Mohan, B., & Slater, T. (2005). A functional perspective on the critical 'theory/practice' relation in teaching language and science. Linguistics and Education, 16 (2), 151-172.
- American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
- North American Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (NASFLA)
- Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- PhD in Language Education (2004): University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
- MA in English Education (1998): University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
- BA Honors in Linguistics (1986): University of Victoria, Canada