PhD, Second language education, University of Toronto; MA, French Studies, McMaster; BA, French, UPEI

Since 2002, Dr. Miles Turnbull has worked in and provided leadership to UPEI’s pre-service and graduate programs. He was Coordinator of the Bachelor of Education—français langue seconde from 2002–2010. As Coordinator of Graduate Studies from 2008–2011 he led in establishing the PhD in Educational Studies, and a special cohort of the MEd program for community college educators. Dr. Turnbull is a past-president of the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) and before joining the faculty at UPEI, was an Assistant Professor in the Modern Language Centre at OISE-University of Toronto, and worked in core and immersion French programs in three Canadian provinces. He has his BA (French) from UPEI, MA (Études françaises in teaching French as a second language) from McMaster University, and PhD in Second Language Education from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Turnbull was appointed Vice-Principal Academic at Bishop's University effective January 1, 2014.

Recent Publications

Teachers' use of the L1 in french immersion

First language use in second and foreign language learning, 2009

No more sweeping under the carpet!

Emerging language and social issues in Canada, 2009

Une approche littératiée

Revue Canadienne des Langues Vivantes, 2009

First language use in second and foreign language learning

, 2009

Boys and French as a second language

Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2008

Research Classification

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Research Interests

  • Codeswitching in second and foreign language teaching and learning
  • Literacy and content-based teaching in immersion programs
  • French Immersion
  • Core French
  • Teachers’ and school principals’ beliefs about language learning and teaching boys and language learning
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