Dr. Tim Anderson

Dr. Tim Anderson
Associate Professor, Additional Language Learning
Curriculum and Instruction

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
  • TESOL/Applied linguistics
  • Language socialization
  • English for academic purposes 
  • Second-language writing
  • Internationalization of higher education
  • Chinese as an additional language
  • 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.

Prevention of university plagiarism partnership / partenariat universitaire sur la prévention du plagiat (PUPP) (2021-2028)
SSHRC Partnership Grant (Co-applicant)

A community-based approach to supporting refugee children in primary classrooms: Teachers, counsellors, resettlement workers, and trauma-Informed early childcare educators (2021-2023)
SSHRC Insight Grant (collaborator) 

Underground literacies: The use of private academic support services by international EAL students (2020-2022)
SSHRC Insight Development Grant (co-applicant)

First-­generation postsecondary international and refugee students in Canadian universities: A language socialization perspective(2018-2021)
SSHRC Insight Development Grant (Principal Investigator)

Collaborative development of written academic genre awareness by international graduate students (2020-2021)
SSHRC Insight Development Grant (co-applicant)

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., & Okuda, T. (in-press). Temporal change in dissertation macrostructures. English for Specific Purposes. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esp.2021.06.001  

Anderson, T., Saunders, G., & Alexander, I. (2021). Alternative dissertation formats in education-based doctorates. Higher Education Research and Development. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1867513 

Anderson, T., Alexander, I., & Saunders, G. (2020). An examination of education-based dissertation macrostructures. Journal of English for Academic Purposes. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeap.2020.100845

Anderson, T. (2020). The socialization of L2 doctoral students through written feedback. Journal of Language, Identity, & Education. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/15348458.2020.1726758

Anderson, T. (2020). International and refugee university students in Canada: Trends, barriers, and the future. Comparative and International Education, 48(2), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.5206/cie-eci.v48i2.10787

Anderson, T. (2020). News media representations of international and refugee postsecondary students. The Journal of Higher Education, 91(1), 58-83. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221546.2019.1587977

Anderson, T. (2019). Reproductions of Chinese transnationalism: Ambivalent identities in study abroad. Applied Linguistics, 40(2), 228-247. https://doi.org/10.1093/applin/ amx018 

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/tesq.406 

Anderson, T. (2017). The doctoral gaze: Foreign PhD students’ internal and external academic discourse socialization. Linguistics and Education, 37, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.linged.2016.12.001 

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.


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. https://doi.org/10.1515/9781934078778

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.