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Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature

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Dr. Janice Jules - Coordinator, Linguistics

Dr. Janice Jules - Coordinator, Linguistics

Lecturer, Linguistics

Department: LLL

Bio

Dr. Janice E. Jules has been a teacher in the Primary School System for over thirty years. From 2000 until 2005, she worked at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus as a Part-time Tutor of the Foundation Language Programme in the Faculty of Humanities and Education. During the period 2005 until 2007 she was the Teaching Coordinator of Teaching English as a Second Language in The UWI/Columbia Summer Programme. From 2008 until 2010 she worked as a Teaching Assistant within the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Petroles de Venezuela S.A. programme offered at The UWI. Presently, Dr. Jules is assigned duties as a Lecturer/Coordinator in the discipline of Linguistics in the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature at The UWI.
 

Qualifications

PhD, The University of the West Indies, 2010
 

Research Areas

Research interests are innovations in language teaching, strategies and methods in Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Another interest is teaching Standard English to non-standard speakers of the language in an Anglophone setting. In addition, an emerging area of interest is attitudes towards non-standard languages and dialects with special focus on the application of home language methods and home language awareness in English Language teaching. To date, Dr. Jules has delivered several presentations centred on the research areas as well as published articles.
 

Teaching Areas

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Language teaching methods and strategies
  • Language acquisition
  • Teaching language in the Caribbean context
  • Research Methods in Linguistics Linguistics research procedures
  • Application of linguistic research
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Theoretical approaches to sociolinguistics
  • Language in society
  • Approaches to language variation Attitudes to language.

Select Publications

“Determining Value in Professional Development; An Exploration of English Teachers’ Perspectives”. International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) (Ed): Reconceptualising Teacher Education for the 4th Industrial Revolution and Knowledge Democracy: Teaching Beyond the 3R.; Robinson, S; Jules, J. E. & Thomas K. Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg. 2020, 128-143.

“From Teacher Talk to Student Talk: Repositioning Learners for Success in the Language Classrooms”. English Language Teaching in a Post- Method Paradigm. Ed Paulette Joyce Feraria, IGI Global. 2019, 107 -139.

“Pedagogical Beliefs and Choices in Communicative Language Teaching and Grammar Instruction: A Caribbean Focus” Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the West Indies, Mona Vol. 41 No. 1, 2019, 105- 146.

“Lecturers’ Perceptions of the Efficacy of the Integration of Communicative Strategies and Instructional Technologies in Foreign Language Instruction”. Breaking Down Binaries: Tidal Shifts in the Study of the Language, Literatures and Cultures of the Greater Caribbean and Beyond. Eds. Nicholas Faraclas, Ronald Serving, Christa Weijer, Elisabeth Echteld, Wim Rutgers and Sally Delgado. 2018. 207 -218.

“Dis Language is Mine: A Case Study of the Preservation of Bajan Dialect in Atlanta, Georgia”. Envisioning the Greater Caribbean: Transgressing geographical and disciplinary boundaries. Eds. Nicholas Faraclas, Ronald Serving, Christa Weijer and Elisabeth Echteld. 2015, 321-328.
 

Additional Info

Dr. Jules used data from one of her research projects for the presentation “Moving Towards Student Centredness” on EFL talks organised by Action TESOL Caribbean, YouTube video, April 26, 2020. She was one of ten presenters from the Caribbean.
 

Keywords

linguistics, language, applied linguistics classroom instruction, sociolinguistics, English as a Second Language (ESL), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) language methods, language strategies, theoretical approaches, non-standard, vernacular speakers, Creole studies, societal language problems
 


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