Dr. Tim Anderson

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Dr. Tim Anderson

Assistant Professor, Additional Language Learning

PhD (Teaching English as a Second Language), University of British Columbia

MA (Modern Language Education), University of British Columbia

BEd (Secondary Education), University of Saskatchewan

BA (English Literature), University of Saskatchewan

Office:  MacLaurin A524

Phone:  250-472-4290


Twitter:  @timandersonUVic

Personal Website


  • TESOL/Applied linguistics

  • Language socialization

  • Second-language writing

  • Chinese as an additional language

  • Internationalization of higher education

  • Case study as a research method

Tim Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Additional Language Learning. His research explores academic writing/socialization and intersections between TESOL/Applied Linguistics and the internationalization of higher education.
First-­generation postsecondary international and refugee students in Canadian universities: A language socialization perspective (2018-2020)
SSHRC Insight Development Grant (Principal Investigator)

First-­generation postsecondary international and refugee students in Canadian universities (2018-2020)
Internal Research/Creative Project Grant, University of Victoria (Principal Investigator)
Refereed Journal Articles

Anderson, T., Alexander, I., & Saunders, G. (accepted). An examination of education-based dissertation macrostructures. Journal of English for Academic Purposes. (7,644 words)

Anderson, T. (in-press). International and refugee university students in Canada: Trends, barriers, and the future. Comparative and International Education/Éducation Comparée et Internationale. (6,848 words)

Anderson, T. (in-press). The socialization of L2 doctoral students through written feedback. Journal of Language, Identity, & Education. (8,941 words)

Anderson, T. (2020). News media representations of international and refugee postsecondary students. The Journal of Higher Education, 91(1), 58-83.

Anderson, T. (2019). Reproductions of Chinese transnationalism: Ambivalent identities in study abroad. Applied Linguistics, 40(2), 228–247.

Anderson, T., & Okuda, T. (2019). Writing a manuscript-style dissertation in TESOL/Applied linguistics. BC TEAL Journal, 4(1), 33-52.

Okuda, T., & Anderson, T. (2018). Second language graduate students’ experiences at the writing center: A language socialization perspective. TESOL Quarterly, 52(2), 391-413.

Anderson, T. (2017). The doctoral gaze: Foreign PhD students’ internal and external academic discourse socialization. Linguistics and Education, 37, 1-10. [IF: 1.22]

Anderson, T. (2015). Seeking internationalization: The state of Canadian higher education. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 45(3), 166-187.

Duff, P., Anderson, T., Doherty, L., & Wang, R. (2015). Representations of Chinese language learning in contemporary English-language news media: Hope, hype, and fear. Global Chinese, 1(1), 139-168.


Books, Chapters, Monographs

Duff, P., Anderson, T., Ilnyckyj, R., Lester, E., Wang, R., & Yates, E. (2013). Learning Chinese: Linguistic, sociocultural, and narrative perspectives. Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter.


Book chapters

Duff, P., & Anderson, T. (2015). Case study research. In J. D. Brown & C. Coombe (Eds.), The Cambridge guide to research in language teaching and learning (pp. 112-118). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Duff, P., & Anderson, T. (2015). Academic language and literacy socialization for second-language students. In N. Markee (Ed.), The handbook of classroom discourse and interaction (pp. 337-352). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.