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Dr. Monique Bournot-Trites

Associate Professor

Language & Literacy Education

Faculty of Education

Research Themes: 

Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism

Monique Bournot-Trites is an Associate Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. She teaches second language methodology in the Teacher Education program and courses in second language assessment, research methods and reading foundations at the graduate level. In 2010, she has developed a French M.Ed. cohort at UBC taught by Web conference for French teachers across Canada for which she has been the academic supervisor.

Recently, Dr. Bournot-Trites has been the project lead for writing the Theoretical Language Framework for the Canadian Language Benchmarks. She is currently working on research with colleagues from UBC and the University of Toronto comparing the reading skills of Anglophones and allophones in elementary French immersion elementary. Most of her research interests are in French immersion: in particular, research on the acquisition and development of second language, content learning in an additional language, evaluation of languages, intercultural competence, the teaching of grammar, and learning disabilities.

Dr. Bournot-Trites did her Master’s Degree (1986) in School Psychology at UBC, and the title of her thesis is: “Bilingualism and Reasoning Ability”. Her Ph.D. (1998) was in Educational Psychology at UBC. The title of her Ph.D. dissertation is: “Relationships between Cognitive and Linguistic Processes and Second Language Production in French Immersion.” She taught in French immersion in grade 1 and grade 3 before being a faculty member at UBC.

Research Interests

French Immersion; the acquisition and development of second language; content learning in an additional language; evaluation of languages; intercultural competence; the teaching of grammar; learning disabilities