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Sara Van Dan Acker

PhD Student

Language & Literacy Education

Faculty of Education

Research Themes: 

Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism

Sara Van Dan Acker is a PhD student in the department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, where she studies under the co-supervision of Dr. Sandra Zappa-Hollman and Dr. Patsy Duff.

She holds an MA TESOL / Applied Linguistics from Portland State University. She has taught English as an additional language, academic literacy, and teacher preparation courses, as well as multi-disciplinary courses in Oregon (USA), Singapore, Japan, and Vancouver (Canada).

Research: 1. Academic literacy 2. Academic discourse socialization 3. Language curriculum 4. English academic writing 5. Language and culture 6. Language education policy