Antonella Valeo

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S540
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 33794
Emailantvaleo@yorku.ca

My areas of specialization include instructed second language acquisition with a focus on content and language integrated contexts, corrective feedback, form-focussed instruction, and language teacher education and professional development. My recent research activities include a project investigating teacher beliefs and practices of writing assessment in ESL classrooms and research exploring how to support academic achievement for university students from an ESL background. I teach graduate courses in applied linguistics, TESOL and undergraduate ESL content-based courses. Currently, I coordinate the York University undergraduate credit ESL program and the TESOL Certificate Program.

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Area of Specialization

Instructed SLA

Degrees

PhD, OISE/University of Toronto
M.Ed., University of Sheffield
B.A., English Literature, York University
TESOL Certificate, University of Toronto

Appointments

Faculty of Education

Professional Leadership

TESOL Certificate Program Coordinator, York University ESL Coordinator, York University TESL Canada Journal Co-editor TESL Ontario Research Registry Coordinator

Research Interests

Post-Secondary Education and Research , Adult Education , second language acquisition, language teaching and learning, teacher education and development

Current Research Projects

Writing Assessment in the ESL Classroom: Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-investigator


Start Date:  Month: Jul  Year: 2014
End Date:  Month: Jul  Year: 2019

Funders: 
SSHRC Insight Grant

All Publications

Book Chapters

Haque, E., & Valeo, A. (2016) . Teaching and assessment with the CLB: Teacher experiences and perspectives. In Jezak, M (Ed.) Language is the Key: The Canadian Language Benchmark Model, pp. 68-88. Ottawa: Ottawa University Press.

Valeo, A. (2015) . Focus on form: Addressing grammatical accuracy in an employment-specific language program. In Christison, M., Christian, D., Duff, P.A., & Spada, N. (Eds) . Teaching and Learning English Grammar: Research Findings and Future Directions (pp 1- 23). NY: Routledge

Journal Articles

Valeo, A. & Spada, N. (2016) . Is there a better time to focus on form? Teacher and learner views. TESOL Quarterly, 50(2)

Lum, L., Dowedoff, P., Bradley, P., Kerekes, J., & Valeo, A. (2015) . Challenges in oral communication for internationally educated nurses. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 26(1), 83-91.

Spada, N., Jessop, L., Tomita, Y., Suzuki, W., & Valeo, A. (2014) . Isolated and integrated form-focused instruction: Effects on different types of L2 knowledge. Language Teaching Research, 18(4), 453-473. doi: 10.1177/1362168813519883

Valeo, A., & Faez, F. (2013) . Career development and professional attrition of novice ESL teachers. TESL Canada Journal, 31(1), 1-19.

Valeo, A. (2013) . Language awareness in a content-based language programme. Language Awareness, 22(2), 126-145.

Valeo, A. (2013) . The integration of language and content: Form-focused instruction in a content- based language program. The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 16(1), 25-50.

Faez, F., & Valeo, A. (2012) . TESOL teacher education: Novice teachers’ perceptions of their preparedness and efficacy in the classroom. TESOL Quarterly, 46(3), 450-470.

Spada, N., Barkaoui, K., Peters, C., So, M., & Valeo, A. (2009) . Developing a questionnaire to investigate second-language learners’ preferences for form-focused instruction. System, 37, 70-81.

Valeo, A. (2009) . The integration of language and content. Contact Research Symposium Issue, 35(2), 71-82.

Valeo, A. (1998) . A case study of employee participation in a workplace ESL program. TESL Canada Journal, 16(1), 75-83.

Conference Papers

Valeo, A. & Haque, E. (2017, August) . CLB and NCLC: 20 Years of Policy and Practice. Teacher Perceptions of the Benchmark Policy. Language Policy and Planning Conference. Toronto, ON.

Valeo, A., Barkaoui, K., Cook, W., & Luke, J. (2017, August) . The Relationship between Institutional Language Policy, ESL Teachers’ Conceptions of L2 Writing and Classroom Assessment Practices. Language Policy and Planning Conference, Toronto, ON.

Barkaoui, K. & Valeo, A. (2017, July) . Factors Influencing ELT Teachers’ Decisions when Designing Tasks to Assess Student Writing. 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Barkaoui, K., Valeo, A. Rezaei, A. (2017, June) . Designing ESL Writing Assessment Tasks: Teachers’ Conceptions, Decisions and Practices. TESL Canada Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

Valeo, A. & Barkaoui, K. (2017, May) . Providing Written Feedback in the ESL Classroom: Teachers’ Conceptions and Practices. Canadian Association for Applied Linguistics (CAAL), Toronto, ON.

Valeo, A. & Barkaoui, K. (2017, March) . Feedback on L2 Writing: Teachers beliefs and practices across contexts. TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA, USA.

Valeo, A. & Barkaoui, K. (2016, July) .Teachers’ awareness of their use of feedback in L2 Writing: Case studies in ESL classrooms. International Conference for the Association of Language Awareness, Vienna, Austria.

Barkaoui, K. & Valeo, A. (2016, July) . Case studies of ESL teachers’ practices and beliefs about L2 writing assessment.European Conference on Language Learning, Brighton, U.K.

Faez, F. & Valeo, A. (2015, Nov) . Teachers in transition: Career development of novice ESL teachers. TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Valeo, A., Faez, F., Khan, R., & Priven, D. (2014, Oct) . Questions in the classroom: Action research for ESL teachers. TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Kerekes, J.,Altidoor-Brooks, A., & Valeo, A. (2014, May) . Integrating pragmatic competence into a bridging program for internationally educated nurses (IENs). Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.

Valeo, A. (2013, September) . The ESL teacher in the ESP classroom: Teaching occupation-specific language. British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

Valeo, A., & Faez, F. (2013, March) . Connecting TESOL teacher education and career development: Novice teachers’ experiences. TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX, USA.

Valeo, A., Kerekes, J., Lum, L., & Bradley, P. (2013, March) . Internationally educated nurses: Developing their pragmatic competence for workplace success. TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX. USA.

Concario, M., Da Nobrega, M.H., & Valeo, A. (2012, June) . Colloquia: Content-based approaches and awareness of language. Language Awareness Montreal, QC, Canada.

Valeo, A. (2012, June) . Assessing awareness of language and content: What do learners notice? Language Awareness Montreal, QC, Canada.

Faez, F., & Valeo, A. (2012, May) . ESL teacher education: Novice teacher perceptions of preparedness and efficacy to teach. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL) Conference, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Valeo, A. & Faez, F. (2012, March) . Novice TESOL teachers’ perceptions of teacher education: what’s useful and what’s not. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Boston, MA, USA.

Faez, F., & Valeo, A. (2011, October) . TESOL teacher education: Novice teachers’ perceptions of their preparedness and efficacy in the classroom. TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Canada

Valeo, A. (2011, August) . Integrating language and content: The effect of FFI in a content-based language class for adults preparing for employment. 15th World Conference of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Beijing, China

Integrating language and content: Focus on form in a content-based language program Lecture Series in Linguistics, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, November 2011, Faculty of LA& PS, York University.

CLB Revisions and Validation Co-presenter with D. Blouin Carbonneau, N. Elson, and G. Routhier. TESL Ontario Annual Conference 2011, Toronto, Canada.

Enhancing professionalism: Framework of Post TESL Certificate training for ESL instructors Co-presenter with C. Cohen, and C. Peters. TESL Ontario Annual Conference 2011, Toronto, Canada.

Valeo, A. (2009, March) . The integration of language and content: Form-focused instruction in a content-based language program. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Denver, CO, USA.

Valeo, A. (2009, March) . Challenges of SLA research in the content-based language classroom. TESOL Doctoral Forum, Denver, CO, USA.

Valeo, A. (2008, June) . Language awareness in a content-based language program. 9th International Conference for the Association of Language Awareness (ALA) , Hong Kong, China.

Valeo, A. (2008, March) . The integration of language and content: Form-focused instruction in a content-based language program, Poster presentation. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Washington, D.C., USA.

The integration of language and content. 36th Annual TESL Ontario, Conference Symposium, 2008, Toronto, Canada.

Specialised Language Training for Childcare and Healthcare. Co-presenter with H. Cabaj. Moving Forward: Enhanced Language Training Conference, 2007, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Spada, N., Peters, C., & So, M., Valeo, A. (2006, March) . Integrated and isolated form-focused instruction. AAAL/CAAL Joint Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Valeo, A., (2006, March). The professional development of ESOL administrators. 41st Annual TESOL Convention, Tampa, Florida, USA.

Spada, N., Peters, C., So, M., & Valeo, A. (2005, October) . Integrated and isolated form-focused instruction. Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), New York, N.Y., USA.

Career Planning in TESL: Interview Skills. TESL Toronto Conference 2005, Toronto, Canada.

ESL for the Workplace. Co-presenter with E. Gawronski & L. Dominquez. Ontario Region LINC Assessors Conference, 2002, Toronto, Canada.

Using the Internet to Teach and Learn ESL for the Workplace. Frontier College, 2002, Toronto, Canada.

Implementing Task-based Assessment and Evaluation: LINC Levels 1-4. Workshop facilitator. New Experiences for Refugee Women Community Agency, 2002, Toronto, Canada.

Book Reviews

Valeo, A. (2008) . [Review of the book Investigating Tasks in Formal Language Learning, edited by Maria del Pilar Garcia Mayo, New York: Multilingual Matters.] Canadian Modern Language Review, 64(3), 534-536.

Valeo, A. (2007) . [Review of plenary address Teaching Spoken English: Seven Essential Concepts, by Judy Gilbert at the TESL Ontario Conference, November 2007] Contact, Association of Teachers of English as a Second Language of Ontario, 33(1), 9-10.

Research Reports

Cohen, C. & Valeo, A. (2012) . Enhancing professionalism: A framework for post TESL certificate training. INSCAN

Other

Valeo, A. (in press) . Isolated and integrated form-focused instruction. TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.

Valeo, A. (2013, March) . The TESL Ontario member survey: A brief report. Contact, 39(1), 54-58. Retrieved from http://www.teslontario.net/uploads/publications/contact/ContactSpring2011.pdf

TESL Ontario (2011). Framework for Post TESL Certificate Training. Toronto, ON: Author http://www.teslontario.net/framework2010/TESL%20Ontario%20Framework%20for%20Post%20TESL%20Certificate%20Training_2011.pdf


My areas of specialization include instructed second language acquisition with a focus on content and language integrated contexts, corrective feedback, form-focussed instruction, and language teacher education and professional development. My recent research activities include a project investigating teacher beliefs and practices of writing assessment in ESL classrooms and research exploring how to support academic achievement for university students from an ESL background. I teach graduate courses in applied linguistics, TESOL and undergraduate ESL content-based courses. Currently, I coordinate the York University undergraduate credit ESL program and the TESOL Certificate Program.

Area of Specialization

Instructed SLA

Degrees

PhD, OISE/University of Toronto
M.Ed., University of Sheffield
B.A., English Literature, York University
TESOL Certificate, University of Toronto

Appointments

Faculty of Education

Professional Leadership

TESOL Certificate Program Coordinator, York University ESL Coordinator, York University TESL Canada Journal Co-editor TESL Ontario Research Registry Coordinator

Research Interests:

Post-Secondary Education and Research , Adult Education , second language acquisition, language teaching and learning, teacher education and development

Current Research Projects

Writing Assessment in the ESL Classroom: Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-investigator


Start Date:  Month: Jul  Year: 2014
End Date:  Month: Jul  Year: 2019

Funders: 
SSHRC Insight Grant

All Publications

Book Chapters

Haque, E., & Valeo, A. (2016) . Teaching and assessment with the CLB: Teacher experiences and perspectives. In Jezak, M (Ed.) Language is the Key: The Canadian Language Benchmark Model, pp. 68-88. Ottawa: Ottawa University Press.

Valeo, A. (2015) . Focus on form: Addressing grammatical accuracy in an employment-specific language program. In Christison, M., Christian, D., Duff, P.A., & Spada, N. (Eds) . Teaching and Learning English Grammar: Research Findings and Future Directions (pp 1- 23). NY: Routledge

Journal Articles

Valeo, A. & Spada, N. (2016) . Is there a better time to focus on form? Teacher and learner views. TESOL Quarterly, 50(2)

Lum, L., Dowedoff, P., Bradley, P., Kerekes, J., & Valeo, A. (2015) . Challenges in oral communication for internationally educated nurses. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 26(1), 83-91.

Spada, N., Jessop, L., Tomita, Y., Suzuki, W., & Valeo, A. (2014) . Isolated and integrated form-focused instruction: Effects on different types of L2 knowledge. Language Teaching Research, 18(4), 453-473. doi: 10.1177/1362168813519883

Valeo, A., & Faez, F. (2013) . Career development and professional attrition of novice ESL teachers. TESL Canada Journal, 31(1), 1-19.

Valeo, A. (2013) . Language awareness in a content-based language programme. Language Awareness, 22(2), 126-145.

Valeo, A. (2013) . The integration of language and content: Form-focused instruction in a content- based language program. The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 16(1), 25-50.

Faez, F., & Valeo, A. (2012) . TESOL teacher education: Novice teachers’ perceptions of their preparedness and efficacy in the classroom. TESOL Quarterly, 46(3), 450-470.

Spada, N., Barkaoui, K., Peters, C., So, M., & Valeo, A. (2009) . Developing a questionnaire to investigate second-language learners’ preferences for form-focused instruction. System, 37, 70-81.

Valeo, A. (2009) . The integration of language and content. Contact Research Symposium Issue, 35(2), 71-82.

Valeo, A. (1998) . A case study of employee participation in a workplace ESL program. TESL Canada Journal, 16(1), 75-83.

Conference Papers

Valeo, A. & Haque, E. (2017, August) . CLB and NCLC: 20 Years of Policy and Practice. Teacher Perceptions of the Benchmark Policy. Language Policy and Planning Conference. Toronto, ON.

Valeo, A., Barkaoui, K., Cook, W., & Luke, J. (2017, August) . The Relationship between Institutional Language Policy, ESL Teachers’ Conceptions of L2 Writing and Classroom Assessment Practices. Language Policy and Planning Conference, Toronto, ON.

Barkaoui, K. & Valeo, A. (2017, July) . Factors Influencing ELT Teachers’ Decisions when Designing Tasks to Assess Student Writing. 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Barkaoui, K., Valeo, A. Rezaei, A. (2017, June) . Designing ESL Writing Assessment Tasks: Teachers’ Conceptions, Decisions and Practices. TESL Canada Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

Valeo, A. & Barkaoui, K. (2017, May) . Providing Written Feedback in the ESL Classroom: Teachers’ Conceptions and Practices. Canadian Association for Applied Linguistics (CAAL), Toronto, ON.

Valeo, A. & Barkaoui, K. (2017, March) . Feedback on L2 Writing: Teachers beliefs and practices across contexts. TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA, USA.

Valeo, A. & Barkaoui, K. (2016, July) .Teachers’ awareness of their use of feedback in L2 Writing: Case studies in ESL classrooms. International Conference for the Association of Language Awareness, Vienna, Austria.

Barkaoui, K. & Valeo, A. (2016, July) . Case studies of ESL teachers’ practices and beliefs about L2 writing assessment.European Conference on Language Learning, Brighton, U.K.

Faez, F. & Valeo, A. (2015, Nov) . Teachers in transition: Career development of novice ESL teachers. TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Valeo, A., Faez, F., Khan, R., & Priven, D. (2014, Oct) . Questions in the classroom: Action research for ESL teachers. TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Kerekes, J.,Altidoor-Brooks, A., & Valeo, A. (2014, May) . Integrating pragmatic competence into a bridging program for internationally educated nurses (IENs). Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.

Valeo, A. (2013, September) . The ESL teacher in the ESP classroom: Teaching occupation-specific language. British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

Valeo, A., & Faez, F. (2013, March) . Connecting TESOL teacher education and career development: Novice teachers’ experiences. TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX, USA.

Valeo, A., Kerekes, J., Lum, L., & Bradley, P. (2013, March) . Internationally educated nurses: Developing their pragmatic competence for workplace success. TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX. USA.

Concario, M., Da Nobrega, M.H., & Valeo, A. (2012, June) . Colloquia: Content-based approaches and awareness of language. Language Awareness Montreal, QC, Canada.

Valeo, A. (2012, June) . Assessing awareness of language and content: What do learners notice? Language Awareness Montreal, QC, Canada.

Faez, F., & Valeo, A. (2012, May) . ESL teacher education: Novice teacher perceptions of preparedness and efficacy to teach. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL) Conference, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Valeo, A. & Faez, F. (2012, March) . Novice TESOL teachers’ perceptions of teacher education: what’s useful and what’s not. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Boston, MA, USA.

Faez, F., & Valeo, A. (2011, October) . TESOL teacher education: Novice teachers’ perceptions of their preparedness and efficacy in the classroom. TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Canada

Valeo, A. (2011, August) . Integrating language and content: The effect of FFI in a content-based language class for adults preparing for employment. 15th World Conference of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Beijing, China

Integrating language and content: Focus on form in a content-based language program Lecture Series in Linguistics, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, November 2011, Faculty of LA& PS, York University.

CLB Revisions and Validation Co-presenter with D. Blouin Carbonneau, N. Elson, and G. Routhier. TESL Ontario Annual Conference 2011, Toronto, Canada.

Enhancing professionalism: Framework of Post TESL Certificate training for ESL instructors Co-presenter with C. Cohen, and C. Peters. TESL Ontario Annual Conference 2011, Toronto, Canada.

Valeo, A. (2009, March) . The integration of language and content: Form-focused instruction in a content-based language program. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Denver, CO, USA.

Valeo, A. (2009, March) . Challenges of SLA research in the content-based language classroom. TESOL Doctoral Forum, Denver, CO, USA.

Valeo, A. (2008, June) . Language awareness in a content-based language program. 9th International Conference for the Association of Language Awareness (ALA) , Hong Kong, China.

Valeo, A. (2008, March) . The integration of language and content: Form-focused instruction in a content-based language program, Poster presentation. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Washington, D.C., USA.

The integration of language and content. 36th Annual TESL Ontario, Conference Symposium, 2008, Toronto, Canada.

Specialised Language Training for Childcare and Healthcare. Co-presenter with H. Cabaj. Moving Forward: Enhanced Language Training Conference, 2007, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Spada, N., Peters, C., & So, M., Valeo, A. (2006, March) . Integrated and isolated form-focused instruction. AAAL/CAAL Joint Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Valeo, A., (2006, March). The professional development of ESOL administrators. 41st Annual TESOL Convention, Tampa, Florida, USA.

Spada, N., Peters, C., So, M., & Valeo, A. (2005, October) . Integrated and isolated form-focused instruction. Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), New York, N.Y., USA.

Career Planning in TESL: Interview Skills. TESL Toronto Conference 2005, Toronto, Canada.

ESL for the Workplace. Co-presenter with E. Gawronski & L. Dominquez. Ontario Region LINC Assessors Conference, 2002, Toronto, Canada.

Using the Internet to Teach and Learn ESL for the Workplace. Frontier College, 2002, Toronto, Canada.

Implementing Task-based Assessment and Evaluation: LINC Levels 1-4. Workshop facilitator. New Experiences for Refugee Women Community Agency, 2002, Toronto, Canada.

Book Reviews

Valeo, A. (2008) . [Review of the book Investigating Tasks in Formal Language Learning, edited by Maria del Pilar Garcia Mayo, New York: Multilingual Matters.] Canadian Modern Language Review, 64(3), 534-536.

Valeo, A. (2007) . [Review of plenary address Teaching Spoken English: Seven Essential Concepts, by Judy Gilbert at the TESL Ontario Conference, November 2007] Contact, Association of Teachers of English as a Second Language of Ontario, 33(1), 9-10.

Research Reports

Cohen, C. & Valeo, A. (2012) . Enhancing professionalism: A framework for post TESL certificate training. INSCAN

Other

Valeo, A. (in press) . Isolated and integrated form-focused instruction. TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.

Valeo, A. (2013, March) . The TESL Ontario member survey: A brief report. Contact, 39(1), 54-58. Retrieved from http://www.teslontario.net/uploads/publications/contact/ContactSpring2011.pdf

TESL Ontario (2011). Framework for Post TESL Certificate Training. Toronto, ON: Author http://www.teslontario.net/framework2010/TESL%20Ontario%20Framework%20for%20Post%20TESL%20Certificate%20Training_2011.pdf