Magda Tigchelaar

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Magda Tigchelaar
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Assistant Professor of TESOL
(269) 387-3552
4571 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5258
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Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5258 USA

Dr. Magda Tigchelaar completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in French Studies at the University of Guelph, Canada. She received her PhD in Second Language Studies from Michigan State University in 2018. Dr. Tigchelaar has taught English and French language classes at home, in North America and abroad, in France and South Korea. She now works with current and future language teachers in the ESL graduate certificate and M.A. TESOL programs at Western Michigan University to prepare them for language teaching, research and assessment. Her research interests include second language proficiency testing, self-assessment and second language writing. Her current research centers on language learners’ use of self-assessment materials for evaluating their own language proficiency and the development of language proficiency standards.