Welcome to my page where I share reflections, resources, and my teaching philosophy. Feel free to browse the various pages and leave a comment if you're so inclined.
I've been teaching academic writing and linguistics at the undergraduate level for roughly 12 years now, at all levels of the undergraduate program, and at five different institutions throughout my career. I got my start in teaching at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona where I served as a writing coach at the Writing Centre in the faculty of humanities. My duties generally involved assisting students who needed last-minute mechanical revisions to their essays, but on occasion working with students who were referred to the Writing Centre over a prolonged period. When I started the Ph.D. program in applied linguistics, I transitioned into lecturing courses in sociolinguistics while at UWI. I also lectured courses in communication at the neighboring University of Technology (UTech) Jamaica during this time.
I spent three years (2005-2008) lecturing at UWI, Mona, and UTech, Jamaica before moving to Canada to take up a visiting professor appointment in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at York University. I developed and taught three courses on Jamaican Creole - introducing students to the language and culture of Jamaica through a foreign language teaching model. What was meant to be a one-year engagement turned into a tenure of eight years which ended in 2016 with my full-time appointment at the University of Waterloo.
Since August 2016 I've been in the Department of English Language & Literature at the University of Waterloo where I teach courses in academic and technical writing, as well as introductory linguistics.
"#problematic: English as the Social Justice Lingua Franca in Creole Speaking Societies." Mervyn Alleyne memorial conference. University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. Jamaica.
Clive Forrester, Ph.D
Department of English Language
and Literature, Faculty of Arts
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave, Waterloo, ON
Office: Hagey Hall 141