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Alys Avalos-Rivera

Core Areas

English for specific purposes, academic literacy development, academic intertextuality and source use, language identity, second language learners’ beliefs.

Credentials: PhD in English (TESL) and M.A in Education

Research Interests

Dr. Avalos-Rivera has worked as an English teacher educator, EAP instructor, and curriculum developer in Mexico, The United States, and Canada. As a teacher educator, she has conducted research on the development of foreign language teachers’ identity, focusing on novice in-service teachers. Her work at Vantage College has contributed to enhance her interest in the development of academic literacy among first-year undergraduate students. In her current research, she is exploring the application of functional grammar approaches to support the development of novice academic writers’ engagement of other voices into their texts as they develop a voice of their own.